Edin Dzeko has pledged his future at Manchester City by agreeing on a new four-year contract extension at the Etihad.
The Bosnian striker has gone on to become one of the key figures in the Citizens squad, although initially he struggled to adapt in the Premier League following his £27m switch from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2011.
The 27-year-old was particularly in fine form last season, scoring 16 goals in the Premier League. And now Dzeko has been rewarded with a new contract at City.
"Edin Dzeko, one of the most decisive players in the club's recent history, has signed a new four-year contract at City which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2018," read a statement in City official website.
The former Teplice striker says that the decision to extend his stay at the Etihad was a very easy one claiming that City has become a "second home" to him.
"I'm really happy here at City, it's a second home to me, so it was an easy decision to stay for the long-term. I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can't see any place better than here," the striker told the club's official website.
Despite having achieved so much success – including two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup – at City, Dzeko, who has scored 66 goals in 155 appearances (in all competitions) for the club, says that he is hungry for more.
"Over the last three and a half years we've made history together but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special," he added. "There are still so many objectives and goals that I want to reach from my career in the game and I believe that I am in the perfect place to achieve them all."
The Bosnia captain says that his decision to extend his stay at the Etihad was also influenced by the City fans.
"The fans have always shown so much faith in my ability and I feel so much love, both from supporters inside Manchester and from those all over the world."
Dzeko has become the fifth player to extend his stay at the Etihad after the likes of Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Sergio Agüero and Aleksandar Kolarov.