'He wasn't the most wanted man at United' - Joorabchian on why Tevez chose to leave the club
20 June 2009 04:42
Manchester City and Chelsea are leading the race for Carlos Tevez after he opted against signing a lucrative new deal at Manchester United because he "wasn't the most wanted person" at Old Trafford,according to his advisor Kia Joorabchian.
United chief executive David Gill had been in discussions with Joorabchian, with the aim of keeping the popular Argentina forward.
But, despite the offer of a five-year contract that would have made Tevez one of the highest paid players at the club, the 25-year-old has decided to leave.
Tevez, according to Joorabchian, ruled out the prospect of moving to Liverpool as a mark of respect to United fans, but appears interestedin the possibility of joining City or Chelsea.
Joorabchian said: "We ruled Liverpool out because of the competitive nature of Manchester United and Liverpool.