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Manchester City unmoved inspite of £40m bid for Carlos Tevez

13 Jul 2011, 11:39 IST
Carlos Tevez: Keen on a goodbye

Carlos Tevez: Keen on a goodbye

Carlos Tevez made the move to Manchester City from rivals Manchester United in an unwilling manner. He had ambitions that Sir Alex Ferguson would find a role for him at the club but that was not to be when City came with the big moolah. After a couple of seasons, Tevez has seen City rise to the Top 4 and his contribution has been the single most influential. In that context, it is no surprise that the blue part of Manchester is unwilling to give up on the Argentinean forward. Tevez has made multiple pleas to the club that he intends to be with his family, especially with his daughters back home.

Tevez still has three years left on his contract and so the club is in a good position to negotiate a move away for him. However, Mancini has offered Tevez to stay for another two seasons and partake further silverware. As a consolation, he will be allowed to become a free agent thenceforth. City won their first piece of silverware in a long time last season by winning the FA Cup. The club believes that that was a sign of things to come. With Arsenal crumbling down this transfer season, there is all the more opportunity for City to win the Premier League.

Tevez found some respite in the massive offer made by Brazilian club Corinthians. A bid of £40million is said to have been made for the forward which was unusual coming from those quarters. Manchester City are keen on signing Sergio Aguero as a replacement for Tevez in case a settlement can’t be reached upon with Tevez. However, Aguero will cost City £45m and the club is determined to find the finances from Tevez’ sale. It is highly unlikely that a aggravated bid will be made by the Brazilian club which was already punching above its weight with the £40m bid.

The case of the runaway striker does not cease here for City. Emmanuel Adebayor who was on loan to Real Madrid for some part of last season has not turned up for training at the club. Adebayor is interested in forcing a move to Madrid as he seems to be uncomfortable with Mancini at the helm.

Carlo Tevez has a peculiar situation in front of him and his desire to be closer to his family has exposed another occupational hazard of club football. Even though it is purely a matter of business, some space for human feelings would be commendable. However, as of now his position and future at the club remains uncertain.

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