Why rumours linking Edin Dzeko with a Man City exit are ridiculous

The Bosnian seems to always make the rumour sections of newspapers – but he is a key man for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

At a club like Manchester City where money is no object and the squad is laden with top-class, international players, it is only natural that some will be linked with an exit.

Although the likes of Jack Rodwell, Joleon Lescott, John Guidetti and Micah Richards seem to be surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium, one name that is constantly linked with a surprising exit is Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnia international has been touted as a possible summer addition for Inter Milan on frequent occasion, while other European clubs are said to have one eye on the former Wolfsburg forward.

However, with Dzeko hitting two more goals in City’s important 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, the eastern European hitman’s importance to the club continues to be showcased.

With Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo striking up a mouthwatering strike partnership earlier in the season, others were expected to play a bit-part role.

While his has been the case for Stevan Jovetic, Dzeko has taken the chances he has received to win a starting berth in the side once more and continues to hit the back of the net.

In City’s memorable last-ditch win over QPR to hand them the title two years ago, Aguero was the hero for his injury time effort. However, it was Dzeko that scored the equaliser to make City’s comeback possible.

With 24 goals to his name this season, Dzeko has proven himself as one of the most consistent strikers in English football and Manchester City will surely rebuff any attempts to pry him away this summer.

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