‘Tevez going to Brazil is the happiest solution for everyone’
Manchester City have rejected a bid of around £35million for star striker Carlos Tevez from Brazilian side Corinthians. But the Life’s A Pitch panel of top football writers believe a move still looks likely and that a transfer to Corinthians could be the best solution for all parties.
Jason Burt of the Daily Telegraph sees this as a win-win scenario for Tevez and City. “I think he will go,” he explains. “I hope he goes to Brazil, because I think that will be the happiest solution for everyone. It will prove that he was correct in wanting to go back for personal reasons. And I think it’ll be the best situation for Manchester City, because it gets him out of Europe, it gets him out of the Champions League. It’s possible that other clubs will come in for him. But the best thing for him is to go back to Brazil.
“It’s not the end of the matter yet, although City have rejected the initial bid.”
Janine Self of The People feels that City are unlikely to get the £50million they want for Tevez and might also have to take a hit on unwanted players such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bridge.
“I think Man City are Chelsea from three years ago, they stockpile players,” she says. “If you stockpile players and pay them the biggest wages and they’re not playing, they’re still going to stay there and take their money. Can’t really blame them.”
Having been so clear about his determination to return to South America to be with his daughters, Tom Hopkinson of The People feels that Tevez will lose his credibility if he ends up moving to a European club or another Premier League team. “I think what’s interesting with the Tevez situation [is] he’s made a little bit of a rod for his own back by saying he wants to return to South America,” Tom points out. “If Tevez goes to Europe or another team in the Premier League he’s leaving himself wide open to criticism.”
The panel also discuss the potential transfers of Luka Modric, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Steward Downing.
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