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Susic expects Dzeko exit

May 8, 2012
By ESPN staff

Bosnia and Herzegovina boss Safet Susic believes Edin Dzeko will leave Manchester City this summer.

Edin Dzeko
PA PhotosEdin Dzeko has to compete with Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli for first-team chances

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Dzeko, 26, has found opportunities hard to come by in recent times and has been linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

His international manager believes the striker, who signed from Wolfsburg in January 2011, will be forced to seek a move at the end of the season.

"Dzeko's situation at Manchester City cannot last forever," Susic told "He knows what is best for him. It seems that Manchester City will win the title, which means Roberto Mancini and his staff will remain, and I saw that City are planning to bring in even more attacking players."

Dzeko had been linked with Juventus before joining City but his agent, Silvano Martina, recently said a move to Serie A is unlikely.

"Dzeko is a champion, although this season he has not done so well," Martina said. "The City striker costs too much, so no Italian club will deal with the English club to buy him now.

"I think that Edin is very suited to Italian football, where physical and technical qualities make the difference, because these are his best qualities."