Tuesday 07 January 2014
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.