Dzeko pens new Man City deal
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has capped a dream start to the new Barclays Premier League season by signing a new four-year contract with the club.
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Dzeko dazzled in his side's opening day win at Newcastle on Sunday after which boss Manuel Pellegrini made no secret of the player's importance to the team.
After agreeing a deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2018, Dzeko said it had never crossed his mind to angle for a big-money move elsewhere.
Dzeko told City's official website: "I'm really happy here at City - it's a second home to me so it was an easy decision to stay for the long-term.
"I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time - I can't see any place better than here.
"I'm settled perfectly to life here, I know my team-mates, the club, the team, very well and I feel like I can improve even more.
"Over the last three-and-a-half years we've made history together but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special.
"There are still so many objectives and goals that I want to reach from my career in the game and I believe I am in the perfect place to achieve them all."
The 28-year-old Dzeko has made a big impression at City since his £27million move from Wolfsburg in January 2011.
He has scored 66 goals for City and none more vital than the equaliser against QPR on the last day of the 2011/12 season which paved the way for Sergio Aguero to make history with an injury-time title-winning goal.
Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign with Bosnia, Dzeko scored the winner in the final group game against Iran.
And he got City's season up and running on Sunday with a superb back-heel to set up the opener for David Silva at St James's Park.