Insights from the UK and beyond
from Reuters Soccer Blog:
If Edin Dzeko can adapt seamlessly to the Premier League's high-tempo game, the blue half of Manchester may at long last get the trophy they have craved since 1968, when City won their last top-flight title.
With Carlos Tevez having a punishing workload up front for Roberto Mancini's side as the lone striker in a 4-3-2-1 formation, Dzeko appears to be just what City need to start firing on all cylinders.
Dubbed as the "Bosnian diamond" by media in the Balkan country for his lethal finishing, excellent close control and the ability to hold and head the ball, the striker impressed in each of his three and a half seasons at Wolfsburg, where he won the Bundesliga title in 2009.
His record of 85 goals in 138 appearances for the German side in all competitions and 17 in 31 caps for Bosnia suggests that he will be a handful for any defence in the Premier League and a perfect strike partner for Tevez.