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Edin Dzeko sets out his title target after Roma move

By Staff Reporter

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

The Bosnia international scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for City since joining from Wolfsburg in January 2011, but saw his influence wane in an interrupted 2014/15 campaign in which he scored only six times.

According to statements released by both clubs, Dzeko's move to the Eternal City will become permanent if the 29-year-old meets certain targets in the coming season.

Dzeko said: "I came here to win titles with Roma. I hope we will win many trophies but first we have to work hard on the field and in the end, we can get where we want. I can only promise you one thing: I will give my best to this team in every game."

The Italian club issued a statement saying they had paid £2.86million as a loan fee, while securing an agreement that the deal will become permanent for a further payment of £7.875million on "condition of the occurrence of certain sporting situations".

While not always a regular starter, Dzeko made a huge contribution in his first full season with City.

He scored 19 goals in 42 appearances.

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