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Man City Confirm Deal With Corinthians Over Carlos Tevez Transfer

Abhishek Iyer
1.27K   //    18 Jul 2011, 12:35 IST

Manchester City have confirmed that they have ‘agreed a deal’ with Brazilian club Corinthians regarding the transfer of Carlos Tevez for a fee close to 40 million pounds. City had rejected a similar bid last week, and were looking to hold out for 50 million for their star striker, but it seems the player’s desire for a move has prevailed.

Tevez may be Brazil bound

Speaking to Sky Sports News on the tour of North America and Canada, Man City boss Roberto Mancini said-

“We have an agreement with Corinthians but Carlos now is still a City player.”

Corinthians swooped in with an astonishing offer for Tevez after the striker admitted to being homesick earlier on in the month, and expressed his wish to move back to his homeland and be closer to his children who were based there.

Corinthians President claimed last week that Italian club Juventus had also been credited with an interest in Tevez, but remained adamant that they would not change their own valuation of the player.

But it now looks like Corinthians have got their man, and only personal terms are left to be agreed. It is believed that Tevez will have to take a pay-cut to facilitate his move. Mancini exercised caution however, and stressed that he would like to wait a bit more before confirming anything beyond the fact that a deal had been agreed.

He said, when asked if talks regarding personal terms were ongoing-

 “I don’t know this. I repeat, at the moment, Carlos is still a City player.”

“I want to wait. At the moment we are here, we are working with the other guys. We should think about this.”

Tevez was joint top scorer in the Premier League last season and one of Man City’s most important players. Jolean Lescott says it will be disappointing to see him go, but confessed that it was his personal decision and entirely in his own hands. He told Sky Sports News-

“We’ll be disappointed if Carlos leaves but it was down to the club and Carlos what was best for each other and they have come to an agreement so I wish both parties all the best.

“Carlos is his own man. Last season he played to 110% every game so none of us will be holding any grudges towards him and we’ll wish him all the best if he does leave.”

It remains to be seen whether Tevez continues his trailblazing form in Brazil, but it’s looking very likely that a move will be completed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more in this regard.

Abhishek Iyer
24 year old, short term pessimist and long term optimist gooner. If you read any of my stuff and come to the conclusion that I know nothing about football, we\'ve finally reached an agreement.
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