Manchester City after £50m for wantaway Carlos Tevez
Eastlands club expected to demand around £50m for their captain after he announced he wants to leave
Manchester City are expected to demand a fee of around £50m for captain Carlos Tevez after the Argentina striker announced his desire to quit the club.
The 27-year-old forward released a statement on Monday confirming his intention to quit Eastlands, saying he cannot continue to live in the north-west without his daughters.
Tevez, who is estimated to earn around £200,000 a week at Eastlands, has three years remaining on his contract.
A City spokesman said: “Carlos is a contracted player to Manchester City for another three years and we have had no offers for him.”
Both Milan clubs and Real Madrid have already been touted as possible destinations for the Argentine.
“I hope I have done my bit to help City continue their progress towards their ambition to be champions of England and to advance in the Champions League”
Tevez said a statement: “It is with great regret that I have to inform Man City of my wish to leave the club.
“I would like to state that I have great respect for the club, its supporters and the owner, Sheikh Mansour, who has been nothing other than respectful to me.
“I hope that the people understand the difficult circumstances I have been living under the past 12 months, in regards to my family. Living without my children in Manchester has been incredibly challenging for me.
“Everything I do, I do for my daughters, Katie and Florencia. I need to be closer to them and to spend more time with them. I need them to be happy because my life is about them now. I need to be in a place where they can adapt.”
“Being captain of Manchester City, qualifying for the Champions League, winning the FA Cup and finishing as top scorer last season has made me very proud.
“I hope that most of the City fans will understand that I have given them my all on the pitch and that my dedication to the city cause has been 100 per cent on the pitch.
“I hope I have done my bit to help City continue their progress towards their ambition to be champions of England and to advance in the Champions League.
“I have no doubt that the players and management of city will achieve great success in the future.”