x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Manchester City new boy Dzeko glad the wait is over

Edin Dzeko completed his long-awaited move to Manchester City and confirmed that once he knew of their interest, there was only one club for him.

 

Edin Dzeko completed his long-awaited move to Manchester City and confirmed that once he knew of their interest, there was only one club for him.

The Serbian striker, 24, has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with City, who are paying Wolfsburg £27 million (Dh154m).

“Manchester City were my first choice and only choice,” he told the club’s website. “Now the speculation is over, I just want to do my best.” Dzeko did not complete his transfer in time to be considered for today’s FA Cup tie at Leicester City.

Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira, the City midfielder, is considering retiring at the end of the season.

“There is a 50 per cent chance [that I quit at the end of the season],” the former France captain, 34, told L’Equipe magazine yesterday.