GdS: Galliani, a Ronaldinho shirt and Man City – how Roma star Edin Dzeko almost joined Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Roma star Edin Dzeko could very well have become an AC Milan player as Adriano Galliani tried to convince him to join over 10 years ago.

The Bosnia international has been fantastic since arriving at the capital club, but Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how the veteran centre-forward could have actually moved to Italy many years before he ended up doing so.

The paper notes that Milan wanted to sign him all the way back in 2009, then the then-CEO Adriano Galliani went directly to his home in Sarajevo to convince him to move to the Rossoneri.

Not only that, but Silvio Berlusconi’s right-hand man even went prepared with a Ronaldinho shirt that had a note included inside, stating: “Would you come to play at Milan with a Ballon d’Or winner?”

Dzeko accepted the idea of joining Milan, but in the end Wolfsburg preferred to sell him to Manchester City for €35million.

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