Argentine striker must complete 250 hours of community work before he can go.
Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez could be forced into extending his stay with the club into next season according to The Sun.
The Argentine striker was recently ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service after being caught driving a white Porsche while being disqualified. Tevez pleaded guilty to the charge but the punishment could now jeopardise his hopes of securing a move away from the club.
Speculation in recent months has suggested that Tevez is seeking to leave the Etihad Stadium. It is thought Tevez is keen on a move to South America as he hopes to be closer to his native Argentina.
The player’s former teams, Argentine side Boca Juniors and Brazil’s Corinthians, have all expressed an interest in securing the player’s signature. AC Milan are also thought to be open to offering Tevez an escape route from City should he decide to remain in Europe.
But Tevez now finds himself unlikely to be able to leave during the summer transfer window. It would be a tough task for the 29 year old to complete the 250 hours before the end of August and Tevez would have to receive special permission from the UK courts should he hope to leave the UK before completing his sentence.
The player’s contract at Manchester City expires at the end of next season.