Wenger Looks At Dzeko
Arsenal are preparing a bid for Wolfsburg’s striker Edin Dzeko.
Reports in today’s papers are claiming that Wenger is prepared to launch a bid for Wolfsburg’s Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. Manchester City are also interested in the player, but Wenger is hoping to use the fact that we can offer him Champions League football, something that £100K a week did not both Gareth Barry. Arsenal’s other trump card is to use Arsene’s trusted lieutenant Boro Primorac to persuade his fellow Bosnian that Arsenal is the place for him.
If the matter comes down to a bidding war, then Manchester City will get their man, otherwise Arsenal should be in prime position to buy Dzeko.
Dzeko scored 26 goals in 32 appearances last season as Wolfsburg beat off late competition from Bayern Munich to seal the first German national title in the club’s history. Arsenal’s European scouts have been keeping a closse eye on Dzeko in recent months, whilst both Primorac and Arsenal’s chief scout Steve Rowley have also seen the Bosnian in action and have given Arsene positive reports.
It will be hard to tempt Wolfsburg to part with Dzeko as they have qualified for the Champions League and are backed by Volkswagen, so it will be down to the player was to whether he wants to move to England.
The fact that Arsenal are preparing to bid for Dzeko leaves one to believe that Adebayor is on the way out. If Arsenal can land Dzeko for £12 million and receive £20 million for Adebayor, that will once again be a great piece of budgeting by Wenger.
Wenger is obviously concerned about the futures of Adebayor and van Persie and is seeking a replacement. Dzeko could be that man.