McClaren backs Dzeko deal

Image: Dzeko: Set to join City

Steve McClaren believes Edin Dzeko will be a 'good buy' for Man City and expects the striker to form a potent partnership with Carlos Tevez.

Wolfsburg coach says striker will be a good buy for City

Steve McClaren believes Edin Dzeko will be a 'good buy' for Manchester City and expects the striker to form a potent partnership with Carlos Tevez. City are closing in on a deal to sign Dzeko from Wolfsburg and the Bosnian hit-man is expected to cost in the region of £27million. Dzeko has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in recent seasons and has been a target for many of the continent's leading clubs. Premier League title chasers City appear to have won the race for the 24-year-old and Wolfsburg coach McClaren is confident Dzeko will be a hit in England.

Ideal

"He will be ideal for City, especially alongside Carlos Tevez," said the former England boss in the Daily Mirror. "That will be a very potent partnership, very strong. "I wish him well and hope he fulfils his dream and potential there. "He is a very, very good player and that is reflected in the price. "He is a big lad, strong and quick too. He also has good technique. "But most importantly he is a goalscorer who gets them with his left foot, his right foot, his head. That is what City are getting. He is a good buy for them." McClaren feels Dzeko will adapt to playing in the Premier League, but did suggest the forward will need to up his work-rate. He added: "He is a good boy, but he needs to work harder now he is in the Premier League than he does at present. But he will adjust, no problem."

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