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It’s not if, but when: Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko declares desire for return to his ‘love’, the Bundesliga

By Chris Bailey

Manchester City super-sub Edin Dzeko is pining for a move back to the Bundesliga, as the ex-Wolfsburg star has admitted he wants a return to the German league.

Dzeko – who revealed he is not happy with life on the Sky Blues’ bench last November – has made 12 Premier League substitute appearances compared to 11 starts.

Though his 13 goals this season place him as joint-top City goalscorer with Sergio Aguero, the Bosnian is planning for life away from the Etihad Stadium.

“I love the Bundesliga and I will return to the Bundesliga,” Dzeko told German sports magazine Kicker.

“I can just not say when I will return. I still have two years on my contract. We will see what happens.”

Dzeko moved to City in 2010 and initially struggled to find his goal-scoring form after netting 85 goals in four seasons for Wolfsburg.

The news may trouble boss Roberto Mancini, who admitted frustration in his search to replace departed striker Mario Balotelli during the January transfer window.

Aguero, Dzeko and Carlos Tevez – along with 20-year-old John Guidetti – are the only senior strikers currently on City’s books.

Picture courtesy of ulicar, with thanks.

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