Manchester City have confirmed their striker Edin Dzeko has joined AS Roma on a season-long loan "with a view to a permanent transfer".
The 29-year-old joined the English side from Wolfsburg in January 2011. He now leaves the Etihad and will feature in Italy's top flight league in the 2015/16 season. The Serie A outfit has paid an initial fee of £2.9m ($4.5m) and they could pay an additional £7.9m if the deal is made permanent, BBC reported.
A statement on City's official website read, "Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on a season-long deal with a view to a permanent transfer if certain conditions are met."
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has seen his first team appearances being limited as he started in only 12 league games for Manuel Pellegrini's side last season. The arrival of Wilfried Bony from Swansea City earlier in January saw him further drop in the pecking order.
After completing his loan move to Roma, Dzeko revealed he has set his sights on winning silverwares with the Italian club.
"I came here to win titles with Roma. Hopefully we will win many, many trophies but first we have to work hard on the pitch and at the end, hopefully we will get where we want to be. I can only promise one thing and that is that I will give my best for this club in every game," Dzeko told Roma TV.
Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said that Dzeko failed to establish himself as the first choice striker for City during his time at the Etihad.
"Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on loan with a view to a permanent deal. He's never quite established himself as first choice hence why he's been disappointed at times but his role in the 2012 & 2014 title wins were vital, a goal in the Qpr game to make it 2-2 before Aguerooooo! & the goals at the end of the season in the second title win that prompted Mourinho to say he was as influential as anybody," Carragher wrote in Kicca.