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Carlos Tevez Wants to Quit Manchester City Due to Family Reasons

carlos tevez Carlos Tevez Wants to Quit Manchester City Due to Family Reasons

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The saga involving Carlos Tevez and whether he’ll stay with Manchester City looks headed for disaster.

“It is with great regret that I have to inform Manchester City of my wish to leave the club,” said Tevez, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail newspaper. “I would like to state that I have great respect for the club, its supporters and the owner, Sheikh Mansoor, 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 percent on the pitch.”

“I have no doubt that the players and management of City will achieve great success in the future.”

Tevez, who is playing in the 2011 Copa America in Argentina, added “It is great being here but it is going to be even more difficult to go back now. It’s great now, enjoying spending time with my family but it will be tough to go back. Being back here means I can cuddle my daughters. It’s a difficult situation when I’m not here.”

It’s understood that Tevez and his estranged partner and two children would welcome a move to Italy or Spain, but there are no offers on the table from Mediterranean clubs at this time.

Do you think Manchester City will find a way to encourage Tevez to stay at City? Or have we seen him wear City colors for the last time? Share your opinions in the comments section below.


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