Corinthians Tevez Move Falls Through
In perhaps the least surprising transfer news of the summer so far, Corinthian’s proposed £40 million move for Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has collapsed after the club decide there wasn’t enough time for a deal to be completed.
The Brazilian transfer window closes on 20 July and Corinthians dropped a bombshell on their official website explaining that they did not believe that with all the paperwork and negotiating still to be finalised that a move could be arranged.
“The board of Sporting Club Corinthians hereby officially announce the impossibility of hiring the Argentine striker Carlos Tevez,” said a statement from Corinthians. “While acknowledging the efforts of Manchester City and all involved in the negotiation, more time is needed for the transfer to be achieved given the window.
“We are aware of the dream our fans had of having this player at Corinthians again and we look forward to him being with us in the near future,” the statement continued, indicating the possibility of a January window transfer for Tevez is still highly likely.
The news will be treated with a mixture of relief and disappointment by Manchester City fans who, while retaining their top-scorer in the Premier League last season with 20 goals, now have an unsettled player on their books who is prone to tantrums.