Why Crystal Palace should make a move for Edin Dzeko
According to the Mirror, Crystal Palace are interested in making a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko. The Eagles have struggled to find the back of the net this season, scoring just 5 goals in their first 8 games of the season.
The report suggests that Southampton and Cardiff City are also interested in signing the former Manchester City forward, but it would be best for Roy Hodgson to swoop in and sign him for the Eagles. (Mirror)
Dzeko rejected a chance to move to Chelsea this January but he has now stated that returning to England sounds like a good prospect. He was widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premier League during his time at Manchester City.
The Bosnian scored 72 goals in all competitions for the club, winning 2 Premier League titles during his 5 seasons at the Etihad. Though he is 32 at the moment, Dzeko is still capable taking the Premier League by storm after enjoying a stellar spell with Italian outfit Roma so far. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
Dzeko initially endured a superb loan spell with the Italian club, scoring 8 goals in 31 league appearances. The 32-year-old then joined the club on a permanent basis two years ago, after which he has racked up a total of 47 goals in 80 appearances.
The Bosnian is extremely clinical in front of the goal and he is a very intelligent striker as well. Dzeko times his runs behind the defence to perfection and he is also very composed on the ball. His towering presence also allows him to dominate in the air and to hold off the defenders while waiting for the counter.
He is a cool finisher of the ball as well and is also capable of pulling a few from long range. The striker has scored a number of long range blinders during his time at the Premier League.
Dzeko has averaged 4.7 shots per game this season and has been a constant terror for the goalkeepers. His technical ability and previous experience in England will surely help him flourish at Crystal Palace. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)
Palace are struggling to score goals at the moment, with the club once again shouldering the responsibility on Wilfried Zaha. The arrival of Dzeko will definitely ease the pressure on the Ivorian and the pair could striker up a great partnership. Zaha’s pace and Dzeko’s technical ability will make them devastating together.
Roy Hodgson should do everything in his powers to land Edin Dzeko from Roma. The striker may cost a significant sum but he is someone who Palace need to splash the cash on. They are certainly going to need more goalscorers in the long run.