Minggu, 29 Januari 2012

Tevez vows not to quit football and return to Man City

Carlos Tevez has vowed not to quit football and will tough out his enforced return to Manchester City.

There were fears the 27-yearold Argentinian striker would turn his back on the game if he couldn’t resolve his dispute with City in the January window.

But despite seeing a move to AC Milan break down on Friday night Tevez will return to Manchester and report to City’s training ground at Carrington, possibly on Thursday.

Tevez hasn’t been at the club since making an unauthorized trip to Buenos Aires in November for which he was fined £1.2 million, as exclusively revealed by People Sport.

But with the transfer window set to close on Tuesday night and no move in sight for Tevez ,the unhappy South American knows he has no option but to return to City.

It is believed Tevez did consider quitting earlier this season when his spat with manager Roberto Mancini and the club was raging.


Tevez was thought to be at a low ebb and considering his future following his row with Mancini, sparked by his refusal to continue warming up during the Champions League game with Bayern Munich last September.

But I understand Tevez now has a fresh determination to reach the end of the season with City – even though it means playing and training with the Elite Development Squad and having no training contact with the first team.

Tevez will then hope to get his ticket out of the club despite having two years left on his contract.

By then his value will have decreased to around £24m – and Paris St Germain will be major players for his signature.

Milan is still the preferred choice for Tevez but a move to Paris could become more viable if the French club are in the Champions League next season.

PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of Tevez and wants him to spearhead the next phase of the club’s development – in much the same way he helped fire City into the top four of the Premier League last season.

Tevez and his advisors will keep a close eye on how PSG perform in the second half of the season – and a move to Ligue 1 could be a summer option.

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