Corinthians Make Audacious Tevez Bid
Brazilian giants Corinthians have allegedly been involved in a sensational £40 million bid to take want-away striker Carlos Tevez out of Manchester and back to playing South American football.
The Manchester City forward had declared earlier this month that he wished to leave the club for the sake of his family, but with none of Europe’s elite clubs seemingly willing to pay his £50 million asking price, a move looked unlikely.
However, with Corinthians now reportedly making a surprise bid for the Citizens captain, there is a possibility that City will lose a player who played an integral role in getting them into the Champions League last season by scoring 20 league goals.
Speaking to Telefe, Tevez revealed: “If there is interest, I do not have any problem in returning to Corinthians,” with agent Kia Joorabcian adding “[Tevez’s] dream and mine is to see him back at Corinthians. He said he has a job that does not end there.”
Although City will be reluctant to lose the player for any less than his £50 million price-tag, there is a growing feeling in the camp that the player’s comments are damaging to team moral, with many players asking for his captaincy to be rescinded.
According to reports, several City players have requested that Tevez be stripped of his captaincy, with the armband instead handed to holding midfielder Vincent Kompany, a player who had an equally good season last year, albeit in a less glamorous role.