Could an Upton Park return be on the cards?
Talk of a possible Upton Park return for Carlos Tevez has been flooding Twitter this afternoon and it’s an issue that talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams who tweeted on the subject earlier today.
This story is further expanded at Sportsmole.co.uk
Rumours are rife on Twitter that Carlos Tevez is close to making a return to West Ham United.
The Manchester City striker has recently seen proposed transfers to AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain fall through.
However, Upton Park has now emerged as the shock destination for the 27-year-old, who is currently in his native Argentina following a fall-out with City boss Roberto Mancini.
Bookmakers have also slashed their odds on Tevez returning to the Hammers.
“Carlos Tevez could be returning to West Ham – we’ve gone evens for him to sign by the end of transfer window,” Sky Bet announced on their Twitter page.
Now some may feel that a move to West Ham is unlikely but let’s face it, the Argentine’s original move to the East London club back in 2006 was probably even more of a surprise than any possible move from Man City to the Championship side now.
Roberto Mancini has stated publicly that Tevez has zero chance of being selected for first team action and given that prospective moves to the likes of AC Milan, Inter Milan and PSG have all seemingly fallen through.
A move to West Ham may be a win/win thing as clearly if the 27 year old doesn’t secure a permanent move by the time the transfer window closes next week then his presence at the club, if he ever returns from his AWOL trip to Argentina, may prove to be a distraction for the Premier League table toppers.
Then perhaps a loan move to West Ham, who are top of the Championship, would serve to remind the world that Carlos Tevez can also play football as well as being a potential headache off the field of play.
Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchian has spoken of a possible temporary move to West Ham.
“He is a West Ham fanatic, that is one club that is very close to his heart but I think that would not be possible.
First of all Carlos is in a different position at the moment. West Ham are top of the league in the Championship, they have a good squad, they have a different objective. They’re in a division that is fighting for promotion.
It would be very difficult for Man City to want to loan him out because they would have to end up compensating a lot of the salary and why would they do that.” talkSPORT
Indeed. Well Man City may be prepared to cover some of Tevez’s wages should he join West Ham, in order to prove to prospective suitors that the Argentine striker is still a player worthy of meeting the club’s reported £25m valuation.