Iago Falque's Dzeko delight

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AS Roma midfielder Iago Falque is delighted at the club's new signing after Edin Dzeko arrived in Italy.

The Bosnian international has completed his £14 million move from Premier League side Manchester City and was given a warm reception in Italy when he arrived.

AS Roma have posted official videos on their Facebook account of Dzeko's arrival in Italy, with hundreds of fans chanting his name on the streets.


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Roma and City have been in deep negotiations for some time now, but the deal was stalled after the two parties failed to agree on a transfer fee.

However, the two agreed on £14 million and the move was quickly finalised afterwards.

Dzeko failed to cement a first-team spot at the Etihad Stadium, with Sergio Aguero the regular main striker. After Wilfried Bony arrived in January, the Bosnian fell further down Manuel Pellegrini's pecking order.

Roma Interest

His lack of first-team appearances last season forced Dzeko out of the club, but he did want to leave earlier. He wanted to secure a move to Roma in January after speaking to national team-mate Miralem Pjanic.

The Roma midfielder urged the club to sign Dzeko and bring him from City so that the two could link up at club level. Despite making a formal enquiry, the Serie A side were knocked back as Pellegrini said he wouldn't sell halfway through the season.

However, he was open to a deal happening over the summer, and that is when Roma renewed their interest in the 29-year-old.

Now with the deal done, Roma are looking like serious title contenders, especially after the recent arrivals of Mohamed Salah and Wojciech Szczesny from Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

The duo have joined on season-long loans, but one Roma star is more excited about their permanent signing of Dzeko.

Falque spoke in an interview about the signing and he believes the striker is a 'perfect player' for Rudi Garcia's men.

Falque Delight

"He's a perfect player for us," Falque is reported as saying by the La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"The stronger we are, the better it is, and the more champions that come in, the better our chances of winning something with Roma."

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