Džeko keen to see Pjanić at City

first_imgEdin Džeko hopes Manchester City can reach a deal to sign his Bosnia and Herzegovina team-mate Miralem Pjanić, reports espn.co.ukFrench newspaper L’Equipe claimed earlier this month that City were keen to land Roma midfielder Pjanić as a replacement for Samir Nasri, and suggested he would be available for around €25 million.Pjanić told SportSport.ba recently that “it’s nice when your name is linked with big clubs in Europe”, and Džeko has now confirmed that City are considering a move the 23-year-old.Asked whether City could sign Pjanić, Džeko was quoted as telling Sport.ba: “I sincerely hope so.“I have recommended Pjanić before to Manchester City – they know all about him. On one occasion, the manager, Roberto Mancini, asked me whether Pjanić was Bosnian. I said: ‘Of course he’s Bosnian!’ I wouldn’t be surprised if Pjanić came to City, and I sincerely hope he does.”Džeko’s own future is the subject of significant conjecture, and he talked up the possibility of a move back to the Bundesliga earlier this year, but it would appear his decision may be influenced by the possibility Pjanić could arrive.He added: “If ‘Mire’ came to City then I would certainly not want to leave the Etihad.”last_img

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