Roberto Mancini: 'Edin Dzeko will be a success at Napoli'

Mancini: 'Dzeko will be a success at Napoli'
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Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini backs Edin Dzeko's potential move to Napoli, insisting that the striker will be a success in Serie A.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Edin Dzeko will be a huge success at Napoli should the Italian side sign the striker this summer.

The Serie A giants have been linked with a move for the Bosnia international, who will be seen as a direct replacement for Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan looks likely to leave Napoli this summer and coach Rafael Benitez is reported to have Dzeko at the top of his list.

Mancini has now backed the move, insisting that the 27-year-old will guarantee 25 goals a season.

"If Napoli take Dzeko, they would be safe," Mancini told reporters. "They would get a great striker who gets 25 [goals] a season and only has one defect - that he wants to play in every game."

Dzeko joined City from Wolfsburg for £27m in 2011.

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion on May 7, 2013
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