Francesco Totti excited over the prospect of Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko joining Roma

Dzeko City

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been heavily linked with a move to AS Roma this summer.

AS Roma legend Francesco Totti believes Manchester City star Edin Dzeko can provide the club with a big boost in quality amid reports of an impending switch to Serie A, Sky Sports Italia report.

The Bosnian international striker’s future at the Etihad Stadium has been heavily speculated on this summer after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular over the past 12 months.

Dzeko started just 11 Premier League matches last season and, as such, talk of a switch to Roma has been heavily mooted in the press - the Daily Mail stating last Monday that a deal is almost done.

The 29-year-old can be prolific on his day and possesses other evident abilities, prompting Totti to predict that his potential arrival could push the club closer to challenging Juventus for the Serie A title.

"For sure he is a top player, one of the best in front of goal. He can give us the jump in quality so we can improve next season," the Roma skipper told Sky Sports Italia.

Does Edin Dzeko have a future at Manchester City?

Since joining Manchester City from Wolfsburg, Dzeko’s best campaign came during Manuel Pellegrini’s debut season in charge, scoring 16 league goals and winning the Premier League title.

However, he has always been seen as an impact player while fellow striker Sergio Aguero is the club’s number one choice, and more often than not selected as a lone centre-forward.

Moreover, with the arrival of Wilfried Bony in January, Dzeko is likely to suffer further by staying at City and a player of his calibre is too good to be spending most of the campaign on the bench.

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch