The other day I covered the latest piece of speculation to hit Southampton and the south coast – a loose transfer link with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
If you didn’t see the news, and to save me overly repeating you can click the link for the details – if you can call them details.
I said at the time it sounded more like putting out the feelers and the Mirror covering his quotes simply decided we would be a good go-to club owing to our issues in finding the back of the net, and I fully expect after the weekend to see him linked with other clubs as these types of stories these days tend to have a ‘club a day’ feel to them on the rumour mill.
Dzeko would, however, be a statement signing of sorts given his career so far, but even the fans who took the time to respond to the suggestions on social media weren’t exactly taken in when it came to the possibility of it happening.
Imagine thinking that we will sign Edin Dzeko, FIFA19 working its magic already. #SaintsFC
— Jon Harris (@Funkyhound) October 16, 2018
Does Dzeko play centre back now then? #saintsfc
— Saint Anon (@saint_anon) October 16, 2018
— Lee Roberts (@Lee_R1989) October 16, 2018
Who’d really swap Rome for western shore for starters? Then think about the footy… ????????
— Ross (@RossiBakes) October 16, 2018
Despite it being just a rumour, and despite his "advancing years" if #SaintsFC signed Edin Dzeko I'd be absolutely elated. Phenomenal goalscorer.
— Andrew (@andrew_saintsfc) October 16, 2018
As much as I doubt there's much weight behind the Dzeko rumours, you'd have to be insane not to want him at #SaintsFC, he would make a massive difference
— Rob (@ClementsR18) October 16, 2018
I can’t see it happening but Dzeko would be an incredible signing. #SaintsFC
— Sam Bishop (@BishhhhhyBoy) October 16, 2018
Difficult to disagree with the sentiments on show, given I share them.