Man City Agree To Flog Carlos Tevez To Corinthians, Shake On £45m Package – ‘Adios’ Or Good Riddance?

Chris Wright

18th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

Bob Mancini has let slip that Manchester City have shaken hands with Corinthians over a fee for Carlos Tevez (reportedly £40 million plus £5 million in add-ons) with the homesick Argentinian now set to begin discussing personal terms with his former club.

Mancini told Sky Sports News:

“We have an agreement with Corinthians but Carlos now is still a City player. I don’t know [if he’s begun quibbling over a contract]. I repeat, at the moment, Carlos is still a City player.”

And so the circus rolls on.

Sad really, that Tevez will largely be remembered in England, and in Manchester in particular, as a whiny, heel-dragging mercenary rather than as the bustling, mercurially-talented 20+-a-season man he has been for the last few seasons – one of the Premier League’s few genuine top-level technicians – but then again it’s hard to sympathise with a man raking in a weekly fortune who seems loathe to swear allegiance to anything other than his bank account.

For me, City have made the right choice in flogging him back from whence he came as, despite his self-imposed personal flux, Tevez is undeniably a world-class comodity and to have him plying his trade on the other side of the globe negates the possibility of having him return to bite them in the backside at any point.

What now for Tevez? Retirement in two-year’s time, aged 29.

What now for City? How about a ‘£40 million plus £5 million in add-ons’ bid for Kun Aguero?

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  1. TravisKOP says:

    good riddance, he’s the Argentinian version of wazza. a world class athlete with world class douche syndrome

  2. C says:

    Haha, I laughed out loud at “douche syndrome”

  3. Dave says:

    @TravisKOP not sure Rooney, despite the contract issue, is anything like Tevez. He may be a bit of a knob but he seems to have really wanted to earn the supporters forgiveness, with Tevez it is always all about him.

  4. Eric says:

    Good riddance. This guy has never been happy anywhere. Maybe it’s time to take a good hard look at yourself Señor Tevez.

  5. Harry says:

    Man City will miss him. He played a massive part for them and when he wasn’t in the starting XI you could tell.. All of these fickle fans who are glad to see the back of him should think about what he has done for the club in such a short period of time, i’d go as far to say one of the only high profile players man city have signed that has actually lived up to expectations. He has gone back to be closer to his family and is taking a significant drop in the quality of league he will be playing so its not just about the money. One of the best players to play in the premier league, maybe he is just misunderstood.

  6. :) says:

    Really? I think Tevez’s departure is much more honourable. He told the fans he still loves the club (wants the fans to forgive him) but that he wants to leave to south america. He even stuck it out for a season-he seems much less motivated about money than Rooney!

  7. :) says:

    but with the money he’s getting. i still think it’s a disgrace

  8. pterodactyl says:

    @;) :Surely he stuck it out for another season because he IS motivated by money? And I have a distinct lack of sympathy for anyone who is homesick because their family didn’t move to England, when they didn’t move to England because he was openly cheating on the mother of his kids with a tore-up-from-the-floor-up “glamour” model.

  9. Jimbo says:

    the transfer fees are an absolute disgrace now. this really needs to be controlled, even big clubs just cant compete anymore. 16mil for the likes of phil jones was bad enough but 45mil? come on.

    yeah, this whole ‘i did it for my kids’ argument is BS. he and his wife are getting a divorce because he cheated on her twice in the public eye and she refused to move – quite rightly. good riddance, won’t miss him in the premiership.

  10. Montesquieu says:

    I’m just surprised he ever had children. Has anyone taken a good look at his face or those teeth. Christ, Sloth from the Goonies is equally handsome.

    Besides, he’s moving to Brazil. Not Argentina. They’re still a few hundred kilometres seperating him and wherever his wife and children live. It’s the equivelant of Roman Pavlyuchenko moving to Belarus, because he wants to be closer to his mother in Russia.

  11. Marcelo says:

    I prefer Aguero

  12. Joe says:

    Apparently he really doesn’t like Manchester. Surely, he could have figured that out AFTER he spent 2 years at United and was free to move to any club (barring self-imposed restrictions through that shady deal with ‘legitimate businessman’ Kia Picanto? For the rest, I’m going to say good player who never let his mardiness affect his play (unlike Rooney, greedy little wang that he is) but whose incessant whingeing annoyed more than the Fabregas soap opera. One week he was desperate to leave and the next he was happy to stay at City, so to avoid that sort of self-obsessed drivel it’s probably good work that he’s moving on (same for Cesc, Wilshere will be a bigger player in two years any way-and I’m not even English)

  13. :) says:

    @pterodactyl-yeah that’s a good point actually, people forget that tevez cheated on the missus. but i still believe rooney is worse. he just held out for money. at least tevez’s claim of homesickness seems geniune-it isn’t just a ploy to get a higher pay. because if he wanted lots of cash, surely he’d stay at city, wouldn’t he?

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