Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United’s ownership are making it very clear at the moment where this striker stands on the list of players that deserve a new contract. Whilst they would like him to stay around, the club is making it very clear that they won’t make anything final until June. Can he wait that long?
Carlos Tevez has contributed to further uncertainty about his future at Manchester United by indicating that he will not know until the summer whether he will be granted a permanent deal. United suggested last summer that a £32m deal to make the Argentine a permanent fixture – he is only on loan to United until the end of the season from an investment funded headed by the businessman Kia Joorabchian – would be concluded by last month. (Independent)
Tevez said yesterday that he’d love to stay at the club, so it would seem easy on United’s part to offer him a new contract. The club has been known to wait and deal with financial matters after the season, so the current waiting game shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. But are United still willing to pay him the rumoured £32m deal that was being thrown around last summer?
The addition of Berbatov means Tevez is currently expendable, and his current form and place in the starting XI this season proves that Ferguson has most likely found a new favourite in the Bulgarian. That means Tevez isn’t a sure thing, and that a move abroad could be in the cards.