Edin Dzeko is no stranger to transfer rumors, as his fluctuating role in the Manchester City attack over the years has had him linked to many clubs in the past. With Manuel Pellegrini’s top choice Sergio Aguero struggling with a lot of injuries last season, Dzeko got a chance to crack the starting eleven more times than he ever has since arriving at the Etihad.
However, his role is always up in the air, and it seems as though Inter Milan are cautiously interested in the 28-year-old Bosnian’s services.
Inter Milan’s president Erick Thohir confirmed his club’s interest in players of Dzeko’s caliber, but acknowledged that he is probably out of their price range.
“I like players like (Sergio) Busquets, Luiz Gustavo and Dzeko, but today we cannot afford top players. I hope we can tomorrow,” Thohir said, via Sky Sports.
Thohir admitted that even with the Financial Fair Play regulation in effect, many clubs cannot spend as much as the likes of Manchester City, PSG or Chelsea. He also mentioned that he prefers the salary cap and luxury tax model that leagues of American professional sports leagues employ.
With Inter lacking funds to compete with the very top clubs, he aspires to do what several other clubs have done to stay competitive:
“I understand City’s and PSG’s projects, but I prefer the model of Roma, Liverpool and Arsenal,” Thohir said.
All three clubs haven’t spend much funds and have instead purchased and developed young players in order to stay relevant in the big picture.
Inter finished fifth in Serie A last season and will miss out on Champions League next year.