After just four goals in 22 games for Manchester City this season, it looks like Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko could be set to leave England this summer. Today in German newspaper Bild, Borussia Dortmund are said to be one of the clubs looking to secure his signature.
With Jurgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season, new boss Thomas Tuchel has already started making plans for next season and has identified the former Wolfsburg striker as a possible signing.
In the last couple of months, Dzeko has been linked with moves to Serie A, with both Juventus and AS Roma rumoured to be interested by Calciomercato. It seems that a fee of around €20 million would be enough to take him away from City, and it would be unexpected to see him in a Sky Blue shirt next season.
The City striker earned a new contract after scoring 16 goals in 31 appearances last season. Overall he has scored 50 goals in 129 games, but he has struggled to produce on a consistent basis.
After moving to Germany in 2007 from Czech Republic side Teplice, it only took him one season to find his feet. After eight goals in his debut campaign at the Volkswagen Arena, he would follow that by scoring 48 times in two seasons.
Even before joining City in the January window of 2011, he managed 10 goals in just half a season. His return for City has not been bad, scoring 44 goals in three seasons, but it seems he’s just not deemed good enough to help City reach the heights they would like.
Whoever is in charge of the Manchester club next season may fancy a few new faces at the Etihad, and with Wilfried Bony signing in the winter and Sergio Aguero untouchable, Dzeko may be the one to make way.