This isn’t the first time that Edin Dzeko’s name has appeared in connection with a proposed move to Spurs but this is certainly the first occasion where there have been claims of a definite approach and a bid in the region of £19m for the Manchester City striker.
With Valencia staying stubborn over a proposed deal for Roberto Soldado, Dzeko may be seen as a better option thant the Spanish striker, particularly if our club were to save some £5m on the fee.
At 27, the Bosnian is a year younger than Soldado but it’s his experience of the Premier League that makes Dzeko a more tempting option. In 76 league games for the club since 2011, the striker has netted 30 times but you have to remember that there have been plenty of substitute appearances during the period when he battled with Tevez, Aguero and Balotelli for a starting place.
Tevez and Balotelli may be gone but Dzeko faces a new battle to get into the team ahead of Aguero together with new arrivals Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo. Both the player and Spurs might fancy the move but would City really sell to us?