Man City GIF: Is This Edin Dzeko's Last Goal for the Club?

Christopher Atkins@@chris_elasticoContributor IMay 7, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Edin Dzeko of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium on May 07, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Manchester City effectively secured second position in the Premier League on Tuesday evening, as a weakened team overcame West Brom 1-0 thanks to a goal from much-maligned forward Edin Dzeko.

All indications would suggest that Dzeko's time in Manchester is coming to a swift end, and, indeed, there may not be too many more occasions when he is seen in a sky blue shirt.

However, if he is to bow out, then securing second spot for his side ahead of an FA Cup final would not be a bad way to do so.

The Bosnian was not in brilliant form against West Brom, going absent for long periods of the game and failing to link play as expected. However, it was his cool volleyed finish that won the game for his side.

Borussia Dortmund are most frequently touted as the striker's most likely destination this summer (ESPN), but the role he has played in City's rise should not be forgotten.

It was Dzeko's goals and interplay that sent City to a flying start in the 2011-12 season—the year that the club claimed their first ever Premier League title.

Dzeko also scored several important goals en-route to success, including an unforgettable equaliser against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of last season to help clinch the title in memorable style.

His talents may never have been fully appreciated at the Etihad Stadium, with Dzeko often overshadowed by the likes of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli at the club.

But will this goal be his final effort for the club? Or are there further twists in the Edin Dzeko at Manchester City story?