Tevez Signs For Juventus!
Carlos Tevez will undergo a medical at Juventus today as the striker gets ready to end his four-year spell at Manchester City.
Tevez is set to bring the curtain down on his turbulent spell at the Etihad Stadium by completing a £13.5m move to the Turin club later this week.
City director of football Txiki Begiristain met with his Juventus counterparts yesterday and, after an agreement from new boss Manuel Pellegrini, it was decided Tevez should be allowed to leave.
The move will go through provided Tevez passes his medical and agrees personal terms.
Although Juventus will only be paying an initial nine million euros, a further six could be payable if various clauses are met over the course of what it is understood will be a three-year contract.
Indeed, Tevez's status as one of City's highest earners means that the deal in total is worth £27million, even though the South American only had a year remaining on his contract.
As long as there are no unforeseen hitches, the transfer will bring to an end one of the most eventful Barclays Premier League careers.
Signed by West Ham in 2006 despite being the subject of third party ownership, which is against Premier League rules, Tevez scored the goal that kept them up, only for the Londoners to be hit with a massive £5.5million fine for infringing regulations.
Tevez quickly moved on to Manchester United, where he won two Premier League titles and the Champions League.
However, a deteriorating relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson meant Tevez had no hesitation in accepting a massive offer from City in 2009.
The departure of manager Mark Hughes within six months of that deal being done was to have significant repercussions though as Tevez failed to connect with the Welshman's replacement Roberto Mancini, whilst the striker's advisor Kia Joorabchian had an equally poor relationship with former chief executive Garry Cook.
Tevez was named skipper in 2010 and led the Blues to an FA Cup final win over Stoke the following year, but simmering discontent erupted in Munich when Tevez opted not to warm-up during a Champions League defeat to Bayern.
Mancini reacted furiously, stating after the match that Tevez would never play for the club again.
Tevez was subsequently put on 'gardening leave' but with the anticipated January move not materialising, he returned to the club in February 2012.
Amazingly, he earned his place back in Mancini's side and was a factor in the Blues ending their 44-year wait for the league championship.
Without ever patching up his relationship with Mancini completely, Tevez still made 39 appearances in all competitions, finishing joint top scorer at City with 17 goals.
However, his late winner against Wigan in April now looks like being his last for the club.
Source: Manchester City MAD
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