Why Edin Dzeko would be a good acquisition for Tottenham
Reports from The Mirror suggest that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign AS Roma star striker Edin Dzeko in January.
The report also states that Tottenham had sent scouts to watch the centre-forward in action for Roma last week, where Paulo Fonseca’s side defeated Hellos Verona.
Dzeko, 33, came through the ranks of Zeljeznicar’s youth system and became widely popular during his time at Wolfsburg, where he was mostly used as a substitute. His move to Manchester City in 2011 made him a top-class forward. In 2015, Dzeko moved joined Roma and has been a pivotal member of the Italian outfit since then.
He was instrumental in Manchester City’s two-time Premier League-winning campaign. This season so far, he has already notched up 6 goals for his side, including 2 assists.
Meanwhile, Tottenham need a striker who can take the load off Harry Kane’s shoulders. And Mourinho would be wise to rope in the former Manchester City man.
After a slow start to the season under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have bounced back to life under their new manager. With 3 wins in their last 4 Premier League games, the North London side are currently placed 7th in the standings.
Following Fernando Llorente’s expired contract last summer, Tottenham failed to land a striker as his replacement. As a result, Kane has been their sole striker to lead the line and it is a clear indication that the Lilywhites are lacking a deputy upfront.
Youngster Troy Parrott recently came into the frame when he made an appearance from the bench against Burnley. Therefore, in this case, Edin Dzeko would be a great addition to the squad.
One of the most underrated strikers in Europe, the talisman has proven his doubters wrong. His last season at Etihad did not go well and but the 33-year-old’s move to Roma has effectively revived his career.
In 198 appearances for the Giallorossi, the lanky striker has scored 95 goals and provided 45 assists. Therefore, he is capable of being a solid fit for Mourinho’s side.
The Bosnian’s return to the Premier League would help him re-establish a name for himself in England’s top-flight. Kane’s injury issues have been a concern of late and there are no like-for-like replacements at Mourinho’s disposal.
At 33, Dzeko is still finding the net for his side consistently. Despite his age, the striker hasn’t slowed down. And at Tottenham, playing alongside the likes of Son, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura would be beneficial.
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Edin Dzeko is capable of providing Tottenham with extra goals. Despite only recently extending his contract with Roma, Mourinho must lure him to England.
Therefore, Dzeko would be a great acquisition for Tottenham, considering their European ambitions and whatnot.