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Edin Dzeko's Response When Asked About Joining Everton

Edin Dzeko's Response When Asked About Joining Everton

Edin Dzeko was not keen on a move to Everton whatsoever - with the weather being a key part of his lack of interest.

The Bosnian won two Premier League titles at Manchester City during his first spell in England and he's regularly been linked with a move back to the Premier League

Everton were said to be interested in him at one point but the former Wolfsburg man immediately shot it down.

BT Sport commentator Ian Darke told a story of how Owen Hargreaves, a brief former teammate of Dzeko's, asked him the question about potentially moving to Goodison Park.

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Dzeko did no fancy swapping sunny Rome for rainy Liverpool.

"I do think climate comes into it," Darke told ESPN FC's Extra Time, discussing players preferring Serie A or La Liga to England.

"I'll tell you a story here, we were out covering a Roma game in the Champions League.

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"And Owen Hargreaves, who was the co-commentator with me, got to speak to Edin Dzeko, who played for Roma, after the game and said: 'Everton are interested in you, you know'.

"And he said: 'What do you think I'm going to decide? I can stay in Rome or go to the pouring rain of Merseyside to play for Everton? Please don't ask me that one again'."

Absolutely brutal from Dzeko. He will have experienced plenty of North-West rain during his five-year spell in Manchester and clearly was not keen on having to contend with the miserable weather once again.

Incidentally, one of Dzeko's best performances in a City shirt came against Everton on Merseyside when he scored two in a 3-2 win in the 2013/14 title-winning campaign.

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He then followed that up with a brace in the pouring rain at the Etihad Stadium in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa a few days later, with City then going on to beat Liverpool to the title on the final day.

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Topics: Football News, Football, AS Roma, Everton, Edin Dzeko

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