Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Džeko update

We do not look much closer to signing Edin Džeko. He has spoken of his enthusiasm for a transfer but until we can convince Wolfsburg that he is worth less than £34million we won't bring him to City.

Džeko said this week:
"I want to clarify that it is not a matter of money, but of ambition. I feel I have to take a leap in quality and play for a big club. It is an important moment of my career and I also explained that to the leaders of Wolfsburg.
This would sound like what the tabloids call a ''Come and Get Me' Plea' to Garry Cook but for the fact he is known to be keen on a move to Italy as well. Juventus and Milan have long-standing interests in him and so Džeko has to choose between them and us he'll be off to Serie A. This means that we ought to be wary of news that Juventus have bid. Their new transfer director Beppe Marotta has confirmed their move:
'Dzeko? It's the dream that I'm working on,' said Marotta. He is one of the best strikers in the world and clearly he is an object of our desire.

It's true that we are negotiating and I have spoken to them (Wolfsburg) but they are asking for a lot and we are trying to follow the cheaper option. They like some of our players but we know that what you buy is not always better than what you sell.'
Of course, however far away from reaching an agreement with Wolfsburg we are, Juventus will only be further. But it's another obstacle in what is not an easy transfer to complete. And I can't see our offer to throw in Roque Santa Cruz being the dealbreaker.

7 comments:

Heavyriffs said...
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Heavyriffs said...

To this day, I don't know why they didn't just make use of the buy-out clause before it expired, they won't go any lower...

guleed said...

Heavriffs it's because the club thought that they had a chance of getting Torres or Ibrahimovic instead of Dzeko. I think the club are still trying for at least one of these, the moment they realise that it definitely isn't a no go I think they will go all in for Dzeko and "blow Juve out of the water" to coin a Redknapp term...
Either that or the club are confident in Ade, Tevez, Bellamy, Croque.....

Heavyriffs said...

I'd prefer Dzeko over Ibrahimovic's languid style any day, plus he's younger, hungrier and less money grabbing you'd hope. Torres this last year and a half has just been too much of a gamble physically, we need someone we can rely on, so Croque can go for me also...
Tevez/Ade/Dzeko/Bellamy as front three/four to choose from, Silva wide or in the hole.

thunderand1bolt said...

In light of Cook and Gallaghers napkin discussions at the World Cup meal, there are possibly some high profile players who may be signed before the season starts

trinder said...

Guleed is almost spot on. Target number one has been Torres all along but he was unwilling to negotiate until the World Cup had finished and Liverpool's new manager had been chosen. Now that it looks as though he'll stay or go to Chelsea, we move for Dzeko.

I don't believe Ibrahimovic was ever more than a tertiary target because of his price and his willingness to play in England.

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