Tevez Transfer Request: Valid Reasons Or Big Time Charlie?

Argentine wants out of Eastlands

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Carlos Tevez has handed in a written transfer request to Manchester City amid growing turmoil in his private life and a less than amicable relationship with Roberto Mancini. Player and manager clashed in public last week when Tevez was taken off in the final minutes against Bolton.

It is not known exactly what Tevez’s plans are; he desperately misses his two daughters who are back home in Argentina, and returning to South America is one option, as is retirement, even though in an interview with City’s club magazine published earlier this week, Tevez insisted he had no such intentions.

There is also the deteriorating relationship with Mancini. The Italian may have made Tevez his captain at the start of the season but there is no particular bond between the pair.

A short break in Argentina did little to silence rumours about the pair not seeing eye to eye . They exchanged angry words on the touchline at Bolton, with Tevez clearly annoyed at Mancini’s decision to replace him with James Milner despite the fact he had scored the only goal. Subsequently, Tevez did not attend the players’ Christmas party.


Well, he’s been whinging for a while so it’s no real surprise that Tevez has thrown his toys out of the pram. Of course, if he’s homesick and wants to be back with his family then that is totally understandable but then why not just retire? If he hates football so much then surely that’s the best way out. After all, it’s not like he’s short of a few quid.

We all know that money does not buy happiness (though it certainly helps) so the statement by Manchester City which claims that Tevez and the conscientious Kia Joorabchian have been attempting to negotiate better terms despite being the highest paid player at the richest club in the world make hism look like the ultimate mercenary footballer.

Perhaps we should reserve judgement on the player and his circumstances but it does at first glance appear that he has got a bit big for his boot especially when looking at his public disrespect for manager Roberto Mancini. I mean, he didn’t even go to the players’ Christmas party – big time Charlie.

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