Dzeko to leave Man City for Wolfsburg?
Wolfsburg have been knocking on the door this year in the Bundesliga. The door being the one that could grant them Champions League football next season and if they can string together a decent run of results following two poor ones at the hands of Bayern, 6-1, and Hoffenheim, 6-2, then the summer could be an exicitng one for Wolfsburg fans. Heading into the stretch, not counting the two Dortmund ties, they have winnable away games at Stuttgart, Bremen and Hamburg. Taking into account that every home game is considered winnable, they could mount a late surge up the table with the stumbling Leverkusen possibly offering up their spot in the top four. They will, however, need to add players to an already decent squad and one player on many Wolfsburgs' fans lips is Manchester City's Edin Dzeko.
Wolfsburg's main striker this year has been Ivica Olic and with speculation linking him with a move to Stoke in the summer, Dzeko would be the perfect replacement and upgrade to the position. Wolfsburg could be temped by the concept of having a striker who can bag 20 goals a season with reuglar first team football. While Bas Dost has had a decent impact, he does not have the same nose for goal as a player like Dzeko.
The Bosnian has played over 400 minutes less than Ivica Olic this season but has only one less goal with seven in total on the year. Dzeko also contributes more to general play in terms of forward passes and total passes and this could mean big things for Kevin de Bruyne and his effectiveness as the attacking midfielder. Max Arnold, Ivan Perisic and Daniel Cagliuri would also benefit with Dzeko's arrival as they would have a target to hit with crosses, have a target man who can hold up the ball and could get in behind defenses safe in the knowledge that Dzeko could find them with through passes.
Edin Dzeko is clearly the fourth striker in Manuel Pellegrini's side when Aguero, Negredo and Jovetic are all fit and given the fact that he will turn 28 this month, Manchester City might want to cash in on him in an effort to also comply with Fifa's Financial Regulations, assuming they buy players in the summer with holes in the squad that need filling. Dzeko's market value is only headed one way in the future and with relations good between himself and his former club and the fact that Wolfsburg are not a direct rival to Manchester City, the move makes sense to everyone.
In conclusion, it would seem that if Wolfsburg can hold onto the list of Robin Knoche, Ricardo Rodriguez, Luiz Gustavo and Max Arnold, they would have the core of an excellent Bundesliga team. If they can go one step further in acquiring a top class striker and filling out the squad with other capable replacements then Champions League Nights could be well within Wolfsburg's reach and once achieved could be around for a long time to follow.