Dzeko’s Cruel City Snub
Asked whether he would be staying with the Bundesliga side, Dzeko replied: “That is up to Wolfsburg… but at the moment it looks like i am staying.”
Manchester City look set to miss out on their multi-million pound target, after Edin Dzeko moved to distance himself from a move away from Wolfsburg in January.
So, as long as Wolfsburg are qualifying for the Champions League, he stays. When they miss out, he goes.
Although the striker did not rule out a future transfer away from the club, in order to fulfil his dream of playing Champions League footy every season, his comments appear to have poured icy water on Roberto Mancini’s interest.
So, what next for City? Mancini has to do something with the £38m now burning a hole in his pocket, & the rumours are already flying.
Now, I’m sure it isn’t as clear-cut as that, but whatever Dzeko’s motivation, it looks like he won’t be going anywhere yet.
Well, the most popular choice (and no surprise, really) is Liverpool’s Fernando Torres. Now, I’m not saying that he would never go to City, & if the Eastlands outfit came up with a suitably outrageous bid next summer, Torres could well be tempted if his current side fail to improve sufficiently. But a move in January ain’t going to happen.
In fact, City may now turn their attention to Porto’s Brazilian striker, Hulk, valued at £20m. He’s got 13 goals in 13 league games so far this season, & is thought to be available & keen on a move to the Premiership.
Sometimes, you must cut your losses & take whatever you can get. (soccer news)