Countdown on for Carlos Tevez Transfer

by Punter's Hero on July 20, 2011

in Football, Latest News

It looks like Carlos Tevez’s constant crying will sooner or later see him leave Manchester City, which is ironic because that’s how he got there in the first place after moaning at Manchester United. But we won’t know if he’ll be headed back to Brazilian club Corinthians, where he played between 2004 and 2006, until Wed. night (July 20th) as that’s the transfer deadline for international players in Brazil. As it looks now the deal is off as Corinthians gave following statement on their official website:

“While acknowledging the efforts of Manchester City and all involved in the negotiation, more time is needed for the transfer to be achieved”

Corinthians had reportedly agreed to a ridiculous fee of about 40 million pounds for the 27 year old, but it appears they don’t actually have the money. City is insisting the Brazilian club pays about nine million pounds up front and then the remaining 31 million or so, over a period of time.

However, the whole thing has been a fiasco from the start and nobody really knows what the true details of the proposed deal are or how much money is involved.

Reports out of England said that city is actually looking for a fee of about 47 million pounds as well as various types of add-ons that would make the final price somewhere near 50 million. Tevez isn’t worth anywhere near that and if City soon realize it they may lower the price. This is because the Corinthians deal seem off and City will have to find a new buyer for him or be stuck with his whining for another half a season at least.

In addition, City was asking for the Brazilian club to guarantee their payments with some type of official bank draft. However, the English Premier League club might quickly come to the conclusion that nobody else is stupid enough to offer that much money for the player, so they better take what they can get while they can get it. Getting a bank guarantee could possibly take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of weeks though, and that’s another strike against the deal taking place.

To make the whole situation even more of a farce is the fact that City manager Roberto Mancini reportedly wants to replace Tevez with fellow Argentinean Sergio Aguero of Atletico Madrid if Tevez is sold. Neither player distinguished themselves in the recent Copa America though with Argentina bowing out in the quarterfinals to 10-man Uruguay after Tevez missed his penalty in the shootout.

With David Silva, Adam Johnson, Shaun Wright Phillips, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Jo, Roque Santa Cruz, and Emmanuel Adebayor on the books already there’s hardly any room or need to sign Aguero, who’s not really any better than anybody on this list. If he is signed it just means another millionaire will have to sit on the bench or stands or get loaned out this season and we may see somebody else crying about wanting to leave City sometime soon.


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