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Carlos Tevez – Deal or No Deal

After the latest debacle, Carlos Tevez looks to finally be on his way out of City after 5 breaches of contract, 4 weeks wages fine (although reduced to 2), 2 written transfer requests and a partridge in a pear tree. His attitude at City stinks, most probably as he joined the club for financial reasons rather than footballing ones. He is however, still a world class player.

Tevez’s agent, Kia Joorabchian has stated that: “He’d be happy to move to another Premier League club. His family are now living in England, so he’s quite happy and settled”. Joorabchian also hinted that both Spurs and Arsenal are potential suitors and continued: “It’s not easy for him at the moment, but, in the January transfer window, City will want to get him out either on a permanent basis or on loan.”

Tevez is an undoubted talent but should we even make an attempt to sign him, either permanently or on loan? A loan deal in January would allow his wages to be heavily subsidised by Man City and allow us to improve our goal scoring ability and hopefully cement a place in the top 4. We would obviously not be able to afford his astronomical wages on a permanent basis; but what if he were to take a slight pay cut, and we could obtain some kind of sponsorship to cover part of his wages. Would he then become a realistic transfer target?

It would be clear to see all the positives that a player of Carlos Tevez’s ability could bring to the club, but what about the negatives? Would his attitude outweigh the positive benefits, or would Redknapp be able to tame him and re-mould his attitude as he has done for so many players throughout his career?

Personally I would love Spurs to try and get him in on loan with a heavily subsidised wage courtesy of Man City’s desperation to offload him, with a view to making the deal permanent should we be able to find sponsorship for his wages. What are your thoughts on Tevez?

Written by Davyid