Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko has made the decision to leave and join Fenerbahce on a free transfer this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Bosnian’s mind was made up to depart from the Nerazzurri even before Fenerbahce made their interest clear.
Dzeko’s current contract with Inter runs out at the end of this month.
The Nerazzurri offered the Bosnian international a new deal to stay another season. However, Inter’s offer was only ever for a one-season extension.
Reportedly Dzeko is not convinced by the Nerazzurri’s offer of a new one-year deal. He feels that the club no longer see him as a central part of the project.
The Bosnian has decided that he wants a move away from the Nerazzurri to join a club where he’s more central to the project.
According to the Gazzetta, Dzeko had been making up his mind to leave at the end of the season for some time.
It is not the case that Fenerbahce have changed his mind. Rather, the 37-year-old has always been lukewarm on Inter’s offer of a new deal.
Edin Dzeko Ready To Sign Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce have taken advantage of Dzeko’s situation, moving to sign him on a free transfer.
The Istanbul-based team have made a two-year contract offer to Dzeko. Reportedly that the striker will earn around €4 million net plus add-ons, and a substantial sign-on bonus.
That is more than Inter are offering, particularly considering that the Turkish team are offering a two-year deal. The Nerazzurri are only willing to extend the former Roma and Man City star’s contract by one season.
The Gazzetta note that Dzeko’s agent Alessandro Lucci has been in talks with Fenerbahce for a couple days. The agent worked towards finishing up the final details on a contract.
Dzeko is convinced by Fenerbahce’s project and their offer. He is prepared to join the Istanbul giants imminently.