Transfer News: Edin Dzeko focused on Manchester City but points to Serie A's appeal
Edin Dzeko has acknowledged the appeal of one day playing in Serie A but is focused on Manchester City.
By Jure Bohoric
Last Updated: 27/05/14 7:35am
Bosnia & Herzegovina international Dzeko joined City in January 2011 from Wolfsburg and has regularly been linked with a move away from the club.
However, he proved his worth to City in the closing weeks of the season as Manuel Pellegrini's side won the Premier League title and reports suggest Dzeko will be offered a new contract.
The 28-year-old has been a long-term target for Inter Milan and he confirmed that he was a big admirer of Italian football growing up.
"As a kid, my reference point was Serie A," Dzeko, who is due to play for Bosnia at the World Cup in Brazil, told Corriere della Sera.
"I supported Milan, the best players were there, it was a spectacle. The Premier League was not so popular, it had a lot less charm.
"Now, everything is different. The perception we have of Italy is negative. There have been too many scandals, the stadiums are old, not up to it. It is such a shame. But my friend Miralem (Pjanic) always speaks well of Roma.
"Would I go to Italy? City are a great team. We have just won the Premier League, we want to do better in the next Champions League.
"But I have always thought it would be nice to experience Italy. When, I do not know."