Manchester City to Sell Carlos Tevez to Corinthians for £39.6 million

July 19, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under sports news Leave a Comment 

Manchester City are expected to sell their star striker Carlos Tevez to Brazilian club Corinthians for £39.6 million after the club made an improve bid this week.

The former Boca Juniors, West Ham and Manchester Utd player is set to leave the Premier League after a controversial 5-year spell at three different clubs.  This includes keeping West Ham in the Premier League in the 2007 season by two victories in their last two games, winning the 2008 Champions League with Man Utd, and winning the FA Cup with Manchester City in 2011 (City’s first major trophy in over 35 years).

Roberti Mancini, the Manchester City head coach, mentioned that he is happy selling Tevez to a club in South America. He mentioned that the circumstances would be completely different if he was being sold to European rivals such as Real Madrid, and in that case he wouldn’t sell him for less than £46 million.

At 27 years old, the £39.6 million sale of Carlos Tevez would be a brilliant piece of business in my opinion.  The problem however is who is going to replace Tevez and replace the void of goals which will be left by him?  Since joining Manchester City in 2009, Tevez scored an impressive 43 goals in just 63 games, making him by far the team’s top scorer.  Attempts by Roberto Mancini to find a partner for Tevez upfront to share the goal scoring tally have failed.  £30 million Christmas transfer signing Dzeko only scored two goals during the rest of the season, while Ballotelli has provided problems with his temperament on and off the pitch (including his wreckless red card in the Europa League).

None the less, it is no secret that City plan to use the £39.6 million to fund the acquisition of fellow Argentine striker Segio Aguero from Athletic Madrid.  “Kun” Aguero is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe.  In 2008 he helped Argentina win the Gold medal after scoring two goals in the semi-final against Brazil to win 3-0.  His healthy return of goals for Athletico Madrid (74 goals in 175 games)since joining from Independiante in 2006 has also received attention from Chelsea FC, Real Madrid and Liverpool FC in previous seasons.

The Manchester-bound target has a £39 million release clause in his contract, which would altogether the sale of Tevez and purchase of Augero would still leave City with a small profit of £600,000.

Other likely targets that Manchester City are after include the French International Samir Nasri from Arsenal.  While Manchester Utd are also in the hunt for the tricky winger who had one of the best seasons of his life in 2010/11 (especially the first 6 months of the campaign), Arsenal’s manager refuses to sell one of his prize assets at such a young age.

Finally, Manchester City fans may want to brace themselves over dispute of the naming rights to the Manchester City Stadium were sold to a Dubai based company.  The Millennium City Stadium, now known as the “Etihad Stadium”, has not only angered faithful fans but also rival teams.  Both Arsenal and Liverpool have argued that the sale of the Stadium name rights for £400 million represents a hugely inflated price would could be seen as City aiming to bend the rules of UEFA’s fair play initiative.  The Fair Play initiative states that European football teams can only spend what they receive in revenues.  The close link between the sale of the Stadium’s naming rights to a Dubai based firm, combined with the Dubai ownership of the football club, could show that City have intentionally inflated their own revenues to take advantage of the law.

 

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