Reports in Britain join those in Italy in suggesting Roma have agreed a fee with Manchester City for striker Edin Dzeko. Italian media reported over the weekend that the clubs had agreed on a deal worth a total of €23m.
Sky Sports News says that one outstanding issue is how the deal will be structured. It’s thought City may want the €23m total paid upfront, while, Roma are offering €18m, plus another €5m in bonuses.
Dzeko already agreed personal terms with Roma some time ago, a five-year contract worth €4.5m per season as this has been one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer.
Dzeko, wanted to move to Roma to find more playing time, and play with his countryman, Miralem Pjanic. However the holdup has been over price as City originally put a €30 million price tag on the Bosnian striker.
But Walter Sabatini has done a great job getting the transfer fee down to a more manageable €23m.
Roma fans have to hope that Dzeko can recapture the form he had at Wolfsburg where he scored 66 goals in 111 games, a scoring rate that saw Man City pay €32 million for the striker in 2011.
What do you think of Edin Dzeko? Is he a good signing for Roma?