Report: 99-cap international unlikely to sign new deal, West Ham linked with £12.9m swoop

Edin Dzeko

AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko has been linked with a return back to the Premier League with West Ham United, after it emerged he’s unlikely to be offered a new deal.

The Bosnian forward, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City on two occasions, has been with Roma for the past four years and has 12 goals and seven assists in 28 outings for the Serie A side this season.

However, the 99-cap Bosnian centre-forward appears to be heading for the exit door sooner rather than later, with CalcioMercato reporting that he will not be offered a new contract, and as a result an exit could be on the horizon.

A reunion with former manager Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham looks likely, according to Calcio Mercato, with the Hammers having previously been credited with an interest in luring Dzeko back to England.

The three-time Bosnia player of the year is unlikely to command a fee greater than €15m (£12.9 million) because of his age and the Italian outlet claims the Hammers could make a move for him.

The move for Dzeko, however, would only happen if Marko Arnautovic, who was linked with a move away from West Ham in January, ends up leaving the club this summer.

Dzeko would be the perfect replacement for Arnautovic, if the Austrian does end up leaving the London Stadium.

The 32-year-old is an established striker, and he has proven himself at every club he has played for.

And for the reported fee of just £12.9m, in today’s day and age, that would represent excellent value for money for the east London outfit.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi