Saturday, 11 July 2009

Tévez deal moves closer

The news from Saturday's papers suggests that Carlos Tévez's arrival at City is only a matter of time.

Simon Cass in the Daily Mail writes this:

The news surrounding Tevez is far more positive for City fans [than that surrounding Eto'o], however. Sources at Eastlands are convinced they have beaten off interest for Tevez from Chelsea to
land the former West Ham and Manchester United striker for £25.5million.

And City are also quietly confident they can tie up a deal for Chelsea and England captain Terry before they fly to South Africa on a pre-season tour on Wednesday.

Chief executive Cook flies back to Manchester this weekend after attending Robinho’s wedding in Brazil and will spend Monday putting the finishing touches to the Tevez deal before turning his attention to Terry.

Or look at Gary Jacob in The Times:

Manchester City expect to confirm the signing of Carlos Tévez on Tuesday to end their pursuit of the Argentina forward who has played for Manchester United for two seasons.

City want Tévez, who will cost £25.5 million, to join their squad for their pre-season tour to South Africa, which leaves on Wednesday, but they appear to be ready to end a proposed move for Samuel Eto’o.

Or even Jason Burt in the Telegraph:

City will step up their transfer activity next week before they head off on their pre-season tour to South Africa. They will announce the signing of Carlos Tevez and are playing a waiting game over Samuel Eto'o after having a bid of £25 million accepted by Barcelona.

According to sources, Tevez has chosen to join City ahead of Chelsea even though they also met the £25 million-plus asking price for the Argentine striker. It is understood that Tevez believes there is a greater chance of success at Eastlands though Chelsea insist they have balked at the demands over the deal and did not meet City's offer.

It is now a matter of real consensus that Carlos Tévez will become a Manchester City player, and will do so within the next few days. Which is good news for all of us who have waited like spoilt children for our next signing since Stuart Taylor eighteen days ago. And I'm much more excited about this deal than I ever was about Eto'o.


La Lune Bleue said...

Yes, Tevez is far more important to City - young, hungry and dynamic. I wouldn't say no to Eto'o but he obviously isn't keen to join us - so I say go elsewhere - Guardiola doesn't seem to want him! Besides we have Bellamy and Bojinov to support Santa Cruz and Tevez! Wow!!
Next Terry but I'd prefer Lescott and if Dunney is willing to fight for his place then good on the lad, he's got my support - what he lacks in technique he makes up for in heart. By the way he scores a lot of own goals because he is such an honest player for the club and would desparately put in last gasp tackles when others would not - kudos to you Richard Dunne. Wayne Bridge is much better than the average moaners think and with left footed cover from Lescott as a central defender would become better.
I started supporting Man City when they beat Leicester 6-0 on a frozen pitch in the winter of 1967 and this team is even better - so have some faith. Onwards and upwards. CTID.

rich said...

I agree - Tevez will be a great signing and a great foil for Santa Cruz;

I hope Dunne stays - I think his main issue last season was he was being pulled out of position covering for Richards - put a decent centre half next to him and I think he'll be ever more consistent; I t was no surprise that both Richards and Dunnes performances improved towards the end of last season when Richards moved to right-back and started to get his speed back

I'd still like us to sign a quality CH in addition to Tevez; any other major signings in addition to those will be a bonus

Really curious as to what our formation will be next season

Ambient said...

Cook obviously knows how to manage his diary but whats the bigger priority, signing Tevez or keeping Robinho sweet? I am glad we have shown our teeth and pulled out of the Eto'o signing, it might warn one or two future targets not to mess City around for too long.