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Carlos Tevez Hands In Transfer Request And Demands Exit In January Transfer Window

Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez has handed in a written transfer request and wants out in the January transfer, according to a report in the News of The World.

The Manchester City skipper is so disillusioned with life under Roberto Mancini he wants out in January. Tevez made his feelings known to chief executive Garry Cook two weeks ago and followed it up with an official letter on Monday.

“[Carlos Tevez] has a fantastic respect for the fans and the owner, Sheikh Mansour but it has got to the stage where he cannot face life at City anymore,” said an unnamed source in the report.

While Tevez has every right to make his opinion known, I think it’s ridiculous that the Argentinian is acting this way. Being stroppy and a primadonna is no way to respect the club who rescued Tevez away from Manchester United and I’m sure has awarded him handsomely in terms of a hefty paycheck. At the same time, Manchester City currently sits in joint first place in the Premier League, so what does he have to complain about? He had a strop with Mancini last week when he got substituted. But who’s the boss here? Tevez needs to show respect to Mancini, as does Mario Balotelli who had a similar strop Saturday against West Ham United when he was substituted.

What do you think? Should Manchester City ignore Tevez’s transfer request or should they honor it in the January transfer window? And if Tevez leaves, which club should he join? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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51 Responses to Carlos Tevez Hands In Transfer Request And Demands Exit In January Transfer Window

  1. If I’m reading the rule correctly, Tevez is not cup-tied to any club in the UEFA Champions League, so he could play in the knockout stages if another team picks him up, yes?

  2. Gaffer: Your bias is showing. City rescued Tevez from United? What did City rescue him from? Winning trophies?

    The guy may be able to play football, but he’s a perennial malcontent, never happy where he’s at. City may have indeed rescued United — not Tevez — by taking the problem that is Carlos Tevez off United’s hands……

    • The Gaffer says:

      What bias? I don’t support any team in the Premier League. Several clubs were trying to get Tevez away from United last season. United had a chance but they passed up on it. And City rescued him away. Where’s the bias in that?

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Why? says:

        Come on Gaffer you know Fergie offered the asking price as well as offering (in his own words) to make him one of their top paid players. So where you get United ‘passed up on it’ I don’t know!!! Oh and City didn’t rescued anybody the simply offered the better terms.

    • Blue2327 says:

      what did they rescue him from?
      well he now plays week in week out when hes not injured or banned, hes real talent has shone through since playing at city so i think they rescued his career!
      your the 1 being bias and as for rescuing u from tevez ha ha thats quality, think thats in for most stupid bitter comment of the year!!!!

    • United Ed says:

      United were obviously happy to let him go or they would have secured him long before time was called. Another agent controlled player that United were shrewd to let go and Fergie was well aware of what he was doing.
      If the rumours are true and he’s homesick, let him go! Talisman or not, players like this will cause more disruption if they stay. As a United supporter for over 30yrs, City are finally having a go and well done too, albeit with silly money behind them but they simply don’t need this type of circus if they intend to challenge for the title.

  3. Adam says:

    Agreed no bias there he was rescued because Man City was the only club that would let him be their focal point! At Chelsea he’s an average joe and at Liverpool he’s always Fernando’s assistant..Rescued was the perfect word! And I totally agree with your blog, its south americans exclusively who dont value contracts much! going in strops, failing to play, having breakdowns forcing the club out, look at Adriano, Robinho, Tevez, Luis Fabiano..list goes on!need some discipline I think..

  4. brn442 says:

    If they can get decent money for him, they should let him go. Tevez, like Robinho, and Mascherano – has never really settled in the UK. Unlike the Brazilian, at least Tevez has a strong work ethic but he has always moaned about going back to Argentina or playing on the continent. I doubt that will change in the long term.

  5. CityFan says:

    Well if this turns out to be 100% true, then he can fook right off to that shitehole argentina. We treated him like a God so if he want to be a little baby and not even finish the season, fine by me. Well just have to go buy Torres and Dzecko.

  6. ovalball says:

    Re poll:

    Where is, “I don’t care.”?

  7. Duck says:

    Loan move to River Plate

  8. trickybrkn says:

    He sure seemed settled at West Ham… We’d have him back.

  9. Allen Nguyen says:

    I think that Phil McNulty said it best via his BBC Twitter account:

    “If homesickness is behind Tevez discontent then fair enough & he can return to Argentina. Move elswhere in Europe & will lose respect.”

    It’s true, though. For the past year or so, Tevez has been moaning and groaning about homesickness and being fed up with how players are too focused on money (hmmmm 1/3 of MCFC squad). If he moves ANYWHERE but Argentina, then it’ll just be pot, kettle, black as he’ll be another football scoundrel.

  10. JC says:

    I think he ends up back at West Ham (via a loan), in an attempt to save them from relegation.

    It’s not a completely crazy idea…only mostly crazy. :)

    • ovalball says:

      Put down the vodka and move away from the table, JC. :-)

    • trickybrkn says:

      What is crazy is how he ended up at West Ham in the first place… I wonder what ever happened to Kia once he got his big payout.

      Maybe we can swap Johnny Spector for Tevez… He is the Man U killer.

  11. David G says:

    I thought this would happen sooner rather than later. I can’t see how Man City would sell him to any of the other top 4 teams in EPL but Tavez is exactly what Spurs need.

  12. MennoDaddy says:

    Spurs would gladly take him, though I don’t think they could afford the wages.

  13. marmot says:

    I think City should honor his request and sell him in January. City should also sell Balotelli. Both of these players are very disrespectful of a manager that is top class and while Mancini may not be perfect he has won trophies at the highest level. I say get rid of the malcontents. I would send Tevez to Inter in exchange for Samuel Eto.

    • Joe says:

      There is absolutely no way Inter would be willing to do this. Tevez is very good, but Eto’o is a class above.

      • Why? says:

        How do you come to this conclusion Joe? They both moved clubs in the same year Tevez has scored many more goals than Eto’o. Tevez’s is also 4 years younger. If Tevez had moved to Inter he would have done much better than Eto’o, he has already at City. Class above my Arse.

  14. Joe says:

    I think it’s unfair to give Tevez a hard time if he genuinely wants to go home. He still should honor his contract of course, but if City can work something out to send him to Boca Juniors or Estudiantes or whatever it might be good for everyone.

    Of course if they just sell him somewhere else in EPL his complaints seem completely phony. We’ll see…

  15. robina says:

    Homesickness or not, this guy is insufferable. Please let him leave so I don’t have to hear about him any longer while reading up on EPL news, kthx.

  16. King Eric says:

    hahahah, send his arse back to argentina and let him stay there to moan and whine like a baby.

    who’s that t*wat from argentina?
    who’s that money grabbing whore?
    carlos tevez is his name
    and he hasn’t got a brain
    and he won’t be winning trophies anymore!

  17. WOO says:

    Why would he move to Barcelona or any other European team, the only reason tevez wants out is because he misses his children in argentina. He cant bring them over as they are under the custody of there mother. Nothing to do with football he would always give 1000%

  18. Why? says:

    It would seem Tevez’s representatives have been trying to get him an improved contract with a one year extension over the last couple of months! Not that home sick then eh, how thick is this guy? Does he think this would not come out?.
    City allow him to go home when ever they can (they probably let him use Sheikh Mansour’s private jet) how many other clubs would do this? He is the top earner which would probably match any club in the world. So this begs the question who would buy him with an asking price of around £55-£70m, huge wages (which he wants raising one and a half years in) and a brat like attitude towards a club that can‘t do enough for him?

    As a City fan I couldn’t care less if he went in the summer (they will never let him go in Jan) as he seems a bit of a plank (as do Adebayor and Balotelli). City have the funds to replace anyone especially those who try this sort of sxxt, the same kind of stuff Terry and Rooney have pulled in the past, it’s the new football way it seems. City will probably end up giving him his improved contract but if I were Cook I‘d tell him to sling it.
    Mancini v Tevez has only one winner and it isn’t Tevez. I recall Adriano’s problems at Inter Mancini ‘dealt’ with this well, he is the Boss no doubt.
    One thing I’m certain of is that NO City fans will go around painting on building that he will be ‘dead’ if he leaves. If he stays great if not taxi for Carlos.

  19. The Gaffer says:

    Manchester City announced this morning that they’re refused Tevez’s written transfer request. Should be interesting to see what happens from here on in.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

    • Lyle says:

      Tevez will be staying. He’s just an emotional, melodramatic gaucho at the moment. As Brian “Uber f**king Alles”‘ Clough might would say, he’s a good lad… and will do what his best for his team in the end, which is to stay and keep on keeping on. Full stop.

  20. DGS says:

    I think he just wants Mancini fired.

    One of them has to move in January. Personally, I’d keep Tevez.

  21. James says:

    I’d think it would be foolish to fire Mancini and keep Tevez. As good as Tevez is the owners have the funds to replace him. Mancini is building a side capable of challenging the big boys and he has been doing it very astutely by making sure they are strong at the back. I can see them being the team to beat in a couple of years. In fact if the Big Three keep dropping points they could be in with a chance to win it this year. Unlikely for me but not far fetched. Don’t forget they have a deep squad.

    • Why? says:

      Tevez has released a statement saying he has no problem at all with Mancini. Apparently his relationship with certain directors has broke down even though both Cook and Marwood say they have hardly ever spoke to him and when the have there was no problem not to mention these two are the business side of the club that has nothing to do with him. He must mean when Kia (his agent) went with the begging pot as he himself will only get any money if Tevez gets a new contract, looks they told him to Fxxk off bothering them till the summer. Tevez is starting to look a complete bull shxter.

  22. Terence says:

    Send Tevez to Barcelona so he can warm the bench there with his pal Mascherano. I wonder what his sulking will look like then?

  23. Simon says:

    If he did move it want be to Barcelona he wood never get playing time Real Madrid maybe. i think he stays untel the end of the season.

    • Joe says:

      I think Tevez would get time for Barcelona if he was already there, but I don’t think they’d bother bringing him in in the first place. He doesn’t match their style.

  24. gwenhara says:

    He’s Randy Moss and Terrell Owens rolled into one. On one hand, he’s incredibly talented and his on-pitch work ethic is commendable. On the other hand, he’s a diva and perpetually displeased with anything and everything. He’s not playing enough, he’s playing too much, he’s not with his family, he doesn’t like his teammates, he doesn’t appreciate the amount of training he’s expected to do, he doesn’t like the management and ownership’s decisions, and on and on and on. It’s a shame that such talent has to be marred by such an entitled and childish attitude.

    He’s been at three English clubs and has left all three under less than stellar circumstances. He’s blasted each team in the press and acted as though they’ve betrayed him or lied to him. He’s a cancer in the locker room.

    Let him return to Argentina, if that’s where he really wants to go. But I suspect he wants to go to a Spanish team, which incidentally, is just as far from his family as England.

    • Why? says:

      Gwenhara, I find your first paragraph to be spot on even though I haven’t a clue who Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are but I get the picture. In your second paragraph though you say he ‘blasted each team in the press and acted as though they’ve betrayed him or lied to him’ at his other English clubs this is not true, he has only ever had total respect for West Ham and their supporters, it’s a similar story for Utd don’t get mixed up with Herman Ne-vile when he did the big mouth gesture after this idiot was mouthing off or that after Fergie tried to sign him and couldn’t then went on to say so stupid things like he’s not worth the money etc. So he did the ears thing in the derby as surely he should do just to say you two were wrong to say the least. He has only said good things about both his previous clubs and their supporters (another reason that City fans have not totally took to him) one of his previous clubs and it‘s fans hate him with a passion yet he still shows grace towards them. As for him being like a cancer don’t you think that’s a bit strong as it would seem he is after a nice little pay rise and he’ll probably get just that like John Terry, Wayne Rooney and other have done before him. His only problem is that City can replace him quite easily 10 times over money being no object also which team is going to raise his wages to above what they are now? they could near enough be in line with the highest paid in the world. so if he stays happy days but If he goes it’s a case of the King is dead long live the King and after a season it will be Carlos who? Who cares.

      • MennoDaddy says:

        Ha! You can always tell who the Brits are on this forum; they’re the ones who get confused whenever an American Football comparison pops up. :-)

        By all indications, I should be at minimum annoyed by Tevez and at maximum outraged by his behavior. And yet, I’m not. He may be a mercenary, but it’s long been known that he misses his family (doesn’t he have a sick daughter in Argentina?), and who can blame him for leaving City’s giant collection of egos for that reason?

      • gwenhara says:

        You are correct. I think I was attributing him with comments his management team made about West Ham.

        • Why? says:

          His daughter is not sick she had problems at birth but is fine now.
          If he’s so home sick as people keep saying why when City yet again gave him another 4 days off last week did he not fly to a Argentina to see his beloved family? Why instead did he spend this time in Tenerife with his girlfriend?

        • Why? says:

          His daughter is not sick she had problems at birth but is fine now.
          If he’s so home sick as people keep saying why when City yet again gave him 4 days of last week did he not fly to a Argentina to see his beloved family? Why instead did he spend this time in Tenerife with his girlfriend?

          By the way City’s ‘giant collection of egos’ as you put it are no different to those from Utd and Chelsea etc. The only diference is that the media are all over City looking for any little story to print.

  25. Terence says:

    I agree with gwenhara about Tevez’s behavior. He is never satisfied. He is talented but not worth the trouble of hanging on to him if he continues his antics. It would be a distrarction and would harm team unity. I say get rid of him and use the money to buy someone with talent but not the baggage.

  26. Graham Paisley says:

    Problem with City is too many Chiefs and not enough Indians, Best bit of Business they have done was Adam Johnson, and at £5m thats like me spending a fiver. But lets face it, Tevez is World Class, no where near 55-70 million that has been reported, but still world class, if he doesnt want to play then let him go, simple as that. no point having a player at the club that doesnt want to play, he will be an empty shirt, get rid of Tevez and about 8 others, City need to buy fighters, there isnt enoough fight, Tevez had it in abundance but you need a team of guys willing to put in the 50 – 50 challenges, and work that extra 10%, tell Tevez thanks but cheerio.

  27. confused says:

    Breakdown in communication with the board same ppl who gave him his “mid season break” in tenerife …women eh?

  28. pìa says:

    He missed his girlfriend and her two daughters do not you understand? why he wants to return to Argentina

  29. pia says:

    I’m from Argentina and the Europeans are right you only think about money and reputation, his whole family is in Buenos Aires and that is something that neither of their glasses together can give, well it says it does not feel good there because people are too cold, not used to their lifestyle

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