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Tuesday 07 January 2014

On this day in 2011: Dzeko becomes a Man City player

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall when Man City signed Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko

We remember Edin Dzeko joining Manchester City, Tomasz Radzinski earning a point for Everton and Bruno Cheyrou sealing victory at Stamford Bridge

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

7 January 2011 - Edin Dzeko makes move to Manchester City

Manchester City wrapped up the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina international striker Edin Dzeko from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

The 24-year-old signed a four-and-a-half year deal and became the ninth new player brought to the club by manager Robert Mancini in little over a year.

He helped Wolfsburg win the Bundesliga title in 2009 and scored 66 goals in 111 matches for the club - including 10 in 17 appearances in the 2010/11 season.

"I was always attracted most to joining City," Dzeko said. "I have been linked with the club for a long time, going back to last summer, but Wolfsburg did not want to sell me until now.

"I am pleased to be at such a good club with such big ambition. They were my first choice and my only choice. They are playing for first place in the Premier League and that is what I want."

And Mancini added: "I think he’ll be a very important player for the future of the club. He is different from the other players we have and now we have a good mix."

Dzeko made his Man City debut in a 4-3 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and netted his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw at Notts County in the FA Cup fourth round.

He has now made nearly 150 appearances for City including nearly 100 in the Premier League. Although almost half of those have been as a substitute, he has scored 34 goals in the Barclays Premier League.

  • Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko joined Manchester City from German side Wolfsburg

  • He scored his first goal for Man City against Notts County in the Capital One Cup

  • Dzeko scored 14 times in the 2011/12 league campaign, including a four-goal haul at Spurs

  • He helped Man City win their first Barclays Premier League title in the 2011/12 season

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Edin Dzeko joined Manchester City from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg