Midlands football journalist Josh Holland has talked up the quality of rumoured Wolves transfer target Edin Dzeko, saying he would be a ‘class signing’ at Molineux this summer.
The Lowdown: Dzeko linked with move
Bruno Lage is still looking to make attacking reinforcements to his squad this summer, following a season that saw them struggle in the final third in the Premier League, scoring just 38 times.
One player who Wolves have been linked with signing is Dzeko, who has enjoyed a glittering career with the likes of Manchester City, Roma and Inter Milan.
The Bosnian’s current Inter deal expires next summer and Wanderers could look to swoop as the Milan giants weigh up the risk of losing him for free.
The Latest: Journalist excited by claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Holland talked up the idea of Dzeko moving to Molineux, such is his quality, but also admitted it is unlikely:
“It would be a class signing, but a lot of the business Wolves do is more of a long-term idea, and would bringing Dzeko in for how much he’s going to want wages wise, would it be worth it on a business side? I doubt it.
“Football side, maybe, but I can’t see them spending that much money on someone like Dzeko when there are other positions that need improving.”
The Verdict: Still a top player
At 36, Dzeko’s very best days are admittedly behind him but he remains a footballer of huge quality, having once been hailed as ‘extraordinary’ by ex-Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco.
His tally of 63 goals in 124 caps for Bosnia sums up his incredible pedigree, not to mention the fact that he already has 50 Premier League goals to his name from his City days.
Dzeko may not be able to start every week given his age but if Wolves managed to get a deal over the line it would lift the players and represent a high-profile piece of business. It is understandable why a deal may not work out, given the money involved, but it is exciting, nonetheless.
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