I know it’s early in his City career but I was mightily impressed with Edin Dzeko against Wolves.
I didn’t expect him to start the game so was surprised when I saw him named in the first eleven. I’ve been excited about his signing but, given the reputation he came with, I feared he would take a lot of time to settle and of course he will need time to adapt to the English game.
But at first look, I can see why Mancini paid £27m for him.
He is clearly a strong guy, able to hold the ball up, something that we have sorely been missing for as long as I can remember. He’s big and has a presence about him that defenders will not relish playing against.
And, on Saturday, he shown he has some good skill and an eye for playing a perfect pass, displayed when he superbly played in Yaya for number three. But it was his link up play that also caught the eye. A partnership with Carlos Tevez looks very much like a combination that could take us far.
And credit must go to Mancini who saw an opportunity to snare the Wolfsburg striker and grabbed him at the first available opportunity. I know I might be getting a bit carried away after just one game but if his signing takes us to the top of the league by May then, out of all the money City have spent, £27m may well turn out to be the biggest bargain of the season.