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Could Edin Džeko return to Manchester City?

Džeko was a fan favourite.

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With Edin Džeko set to leave Roma after supposedly falling out with manager Paulo Fonesca, is there reason to believe he could make a return to Manchester City?

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The former blue was at City for 5 years, from 2011-2016 where he made 189 appearances and scored 72 goals. Most noticeably, of course, scoring the goal that powered City’s comeback against Queens Park Rangers in 2012.

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With the rumour mill circulating regarding Diego Costa coming to the Blues, it is also a possibility that Džeko could return. However, VitalFootball reported that City may have to pay £13.3 million for the striker which seems a bit much considering he is approaching his 35th birthday.

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Džeko has made 20 appearances for Roma this season, scoring 8 goals. With Sergio Aguero, unfortunately, seeming to be coming to an end of his magnificent City career, most would want a permanent replacement with a young prospect, such as Erling Haaland.

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However, as a short-term solution, Džeko may not be the worst option for Pep and his men. More recently though City are in fine form, having not lost since we played Tottenham Hotspur back in November. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume we do not need an Aguero replacement just yet.