The defender has backed the Olimpico club to spend big on the Manchester City man as they look to bolster their attack
Edin Dzeko has all the right qualities to succeed for Roma in Serie A, according to defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
The Giallorossi have confirmed the Bosnia-Herzegovina striker is a potential summer target as they look to bolster a forward line which struggled desperately for goals in the latter half of the 2014-15 campaign.
Dzeko told Goal last month that he has no desire to force an exit from City, despite being unhappy with a lack of regular first-team football.
But Yanga-Mbiwa – who swapped the Premier League for Serie A on a permanent basis last season, after an initial loan from Newcastle – feels the 29-year-old would be right at home in the Italian capital.
“He’s a great player, he has all the qualities to play in Serie A,” he told reporters.
Yanga-Mbiwa is already looking forward to the coming campaign for the Serie A runners-up and says the return of Leandro Castan following brain surgery could prove pivotal in their efforts to dethrone champions Juventus.
“This season is very important for me. I have a year’s experience behind me and I want to do well,” said the French centre-back.
“Castan’s getting back to his level. With him on the pitch, Roma will have everything for a great season.”
Meanwhile, rising Italy star Daniele Verde has joined Serie A new-boys Frosinone on loan from Roma for the 2015-16 campaign, the club have confirmed.
The teenager made seven Serie A appearances last term, notching two assists, and Rudi Garcia is keen for him to develop further with regular playing time.
“Frosinone Calcio announces that it has acquired the player Daniele Verde,” a statement confirmed. “The 19-year-old arrives from Roma on a temporary basis.”