Edin back to the Bundesliga?
- 06 May 2013 09:13
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Reports of Edin Dzeko returning to Germany have been a constant over the past few months and there’s no sign of the rumours ending anytime soon.
With plenty of high-profile strikers moving around in the Bundesliga this summer, Dzeko’s name is bound to be linked with a move back to a country he enjoyed so much success in.
The Bleacher Report directly quotes Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in regards to his interest in the Bosnian, though he admits any incoming signings will have to fit into the club’s wage structure.
Karl Matchett writes: “While Dortmund will likely receive a sizeable fee for Lewandowski, to go along with the £30 million or so they will earn from the Gotze deal, replacing the No. 9 is a big task for manager Jurgen Klopp if he is to maintain the sort of competitive squad he has built up until now.
“One of the main names in the frame appears to be Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, with ESPN reporting that Klopp has admitted he will be one to think about:
I do not know anything of a meeting with Dzeko. But if you think about what will happen to us in the next few years, we have to think about him
‘But judging by information we have, the wages he is content with technically do not fit ours, as we will not bend. We do not throw about peanuts. Still, we will leave all doors open.’”
Shaktar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho is alleged to have issued the classic ‘come and get me plea’ according to several papers this morning.
Graham Clutton in the Daily Telegraph claims the Brazilian is eager to move to the Etihad in his report: “Fernandinho, 28, who has been in Donetsk for eight years and impressed against Chelsea in the Champions League this season, is hoping his club will lower their asking price to nearer the £20 million Mancini wants to spend.
“When asked whether now is the right time to move to England, Fernandinho said: ‘Yes. There are a lot of people in England with good football knowledge. I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City.
‘My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league. What we do here is not recognised in my country.”
Finally, Sky Sports suggest Costel Pantilimon will resume FA Cup duties against Wigan on Saturday – as expected, it’s worth adding.
Quoting Mancini, they report: ‘We decided this at the start of the season. Pantilimon deserves to play.
‘Joe won the FA Cup two years ago, he won the Premier League last year, he is the best keeper in England and I think he should be happy his second keeper can play in a big game.
‘I know he wants to play but we decided at the start of the season it was important for Pantilimon to play in the two cups.’