Tevez joined City to continue winning streak

10 October 2009 11:28
Argentina striker Carlos Tevez took a risk in signing for Manchester City after he was convinced by manager Mark Hughes' ambitions for the club, according to the player's agent Kia Joorabchian. [LNB] The 25-year-old chose to move to Eastlands from Manchester United in the summer with a number of Europe's top sides also interested in him. Despite accusations he was just cashing in on City's new-found wealth under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Joorabchian insists Tevez felt a greater purpose. [LNB] "Most importantly, in his discussions with Mark, he asked 'Are you really going to build a great team to achieve something?'," said Joorabchian, who previously held the economic rights to Tevez before his £25.5million City transfer. "He took that risk because he believed in what Mark Hughes had told him, and that was the main deciding factor for him." [LNB] Joorabchian added on talkSPORT: "The decision that Carlos made was very well thought out. [LNB] "His thought processes were very long. On a football scale, Carlos first and foremost always thinks about his career and what he wants. [LNB] "Carlos has won every single major trophy that he has ever competed in, except for the World Cup. [LNB] "In South America he's won the Argentinian championship; he's won best player in Argentina three times in a row - something which neither Pele nor Maradona did. [LNB] "He's won the Brazilian championship; he won the Champions League; he's won the Premier League; he won the Copa Libertadores. [LNB] "When he was making his decision he wanted a club that had a lot of ambition where he could actually achieve some great things, [a club] that had not actually achieved that greatness."

Source: Eurosport