In news almost as shocking and staggeringly unexpected as Dean Ashton not playing again this season, West Ham Chairman Eggert Magnusson has admitted that Carlos Tevez will not be staying at the club beyond this Premiership season,
“I’m sorry, but I have no control of that,” he said. “It is not West Ham who owns Tevez.
“I would never enter into contracts where the club does not own the player. You’ll have to ask the former owners why they did.”
And with regard to the threat of fines and points deductions by the league, he added:
“I see no threat there. I don’t see that the Premier League has any case to deduct points from West Ham.
“As I see it there are no problems with registration of these two players. My lawyers tell me so and that is our thinking.
“There are other problems, but at this stage I cannot speak publicly because of the inquiry. I hope now that a decision may be a matter of two weeks away.”
Tevez started as poorly as Mascherano, but settled in nicely the last few months with some good performances and even a couple of crucial goals in the 4-3 loss to Tottenham and 2-1 win over Blackburn. His purple patch was probably one of the few highlight’s of the season for West Ham supporters, so in accordance with the rest of their curse it’s only right that the player is ripped away from them.