Has Carlos opted for finance over ambition?
Manchester United have confirmed that Carlos Tevez is leaving the club.
United were willing to pay the £25.5m to turn the striker’s two-year loan move into a permanent five-year deal but Tevez, 25, has decided to move on.
“Disappointingly, his advisors informed the club that he does not wish to continue playing for Manchester United,” read a United statement.
“The club thanks Carlos for his services over the last two seasons and wishes him good luck for the future.” (BBC Sport)
To there you have it, Carlito has played his last game for Man United, but it does seem that he has decided to leave either on grounds of not being guaranteed a regular first team start of because he wanted more money. You decide which you feel is more likely!
United have confirmed that the new deal offered to the Argentine would have seen him become one of the club’s biggest earners and the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has left would only have given the former West Ham man more of a chance to shine in the first eleven so can we deduce that he decided that the money he could get from the likes of Chelsea or Manchester City were just too good to turn down and if so does that make him the latest in a long line of football mercenaries?
Confusingly he has stated that he would not dream of joining arch rivals Liverpool out of loyalty to his former employers and their fans but he apparently has no qualms about joining the Eastlands outfit who unless he was brain dead would realise were also a club that don’t exactly inspire love and adoration from the Red Devils masses!
At least a move to Liverpool would’ve indicated that he wished to join the next most competitive team in the Premier League and therefore shown a modicum of ambition but instead he looks set to opt for a huge pay day at the other two pretenders to the crown.
Tevez has a great deal of admirers at Old Trafford but recent quotes attributed to the striker and the whole debacle that has unfolded in recent weeks would have greatly damaged his standing amongst his former adoring public. I personally wish him well but believe he has made a mistake by leaving the club and seemingly planning on joining one of our title rivals to boot!