Edin Dzeko has been linked with a possible move to Inter for a while now, however, the deal could end up falling through as the two sides fail to agree on the finer details of the move.
Edin Dzeko started off his football career in 2003 when he was signed by Bosnian squad FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo, however, it was not until 2007, when his career took off. Following his 2 years-long campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dzeko joined Czech team FK Teplice, where he remained for the next two years. During those two years, Dzeko failed to win any silverware, nonetheless, that did not stop him from showcasing his talent, which did not go unnoticed. Barely two years after he got signed by FK Teplice, Edin Dzeko got approached by Wolfsburg, who did not hesitate to sign the promising Bosnian star for €4 million in 2007.
Joining the Bundesliga outfit proved to be the turning stone of Dzeko career, as he soon established himself as one of the best strikers. In 2008/09 season, Dzeko finished as the second best scorer with 26 goals to his name, only trailing his teammate Grafite (28 goals). In the season that followed, however, Dzeko emerged as the deadliest Bundesliga striker with 22 goals, which caught the attention of several top clubs in Europe. During his time at Wolfsburg, Dzeko won two titles of club football of the year as well as helped his team win the title of German champions in 2008/09.
His campaign in Germany ended in 2011 when Dzeko got acquired by Manchester City for €37 million, which made him the second most expensive transfer in the club’s history up to date. He managed to justify his high price tag with excellent performances in the English outfit by contributing a total of 72 goals and 39 assists in 189 appearances. With City, Dzeko won two titles of English champions, won the English Cup, FA Cup and even English Super cup. His campaign with City ended in 2015 when he got sent out on a loan to Roma, who after one season decided to make Dzeko a permanent signing for €11 million.
The €11 million spent bought Roma what could be one of the most efficient and consistent strikers €11 million can buy. He started his first season with the Italian side rather slow, as he only scored 10 goals in 39 appearances. Nonetheless, Dzeko shook everyone in 2017/18 season, when he scored 39 goals and added 15 assists in the course of 59 appearances across all competitions. The same year he earned a reward as the top Serie A goal scorer (29 goals) as well as top Europa League goalscorer (8 goals). Everything else is history. With his incredible performances, Dzeko became one of Roma legends, however, all good thing come to an end.
Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier this month Dzeko has decided he wishes to leave Roma and continue his football career at Inter. While Roma do not wish to keep ahold of a player who wishes to leave, they also can’t afford to lose a striker without finding a replacement. Seeing how there is barely two weeks left before the transfer window closes, the Giallorossi decided the only way they will let Dzeko go is if Inter include their problematic striker Icardi in the deal, which would save Roma the problems of finding a replacement for Dzeko. Inter, however, are not too keen on the idea, and neither is Icardi, who confirmed on Radio Sportiva on Wednesday he will continue to reject all offers except Juventus, as he firmly believes Fabio Paratici will change his mind and offer him a contract.
With no offer on the table which would allow Roma to swap Dzeko for another striker, the Giallorossi are expected to keep ahold of the Bosnian striker for another season, or at least until a more suitable offer is presented to them, meaning Dzeko will most likely remain at the club for yet another season, should there be no surprise moves in the upcoming weeks.
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