Tevez burns his City bridges

Sky Bet make Corinthians the 2/1 favourites

It appears that Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez may have pulled on a sky blue shirt for the final time after manager Roberto Mancini claimed that the Argentine refused to play against Bayern Munich.

The 27-year-old has made no secret of his desire to leave Manchester in recent months and looked set to leave the club in the summer. But when a buyer was not found ahead of the transfer window closure Tevez was left to fight for his place in the team at the Etihad Stadium.

Tevez appeared to be willing to co-operate and was named in the starting XI for the 3-0 win over Wigan earlier this month. He was subsequently reverted to a place on the bench for games against Napoli, Fulham and Everton. Then, in the Allianz Arena with his side 2-0 down, Tevez, according to his manager, refused to go on to the pitch as a substitute when asked to do so with around 30 minutes to go.

“He [Tevez] refuses to go in,” Mancini said. “He refused to come on the pitch. What I said to Carlos is between me, him and the team [but] I am really disappointed because it is Carlos. I decide the changes.

“It's a bad situation - it's important for a player to help the team. [The situation] is impossible.

“We will speak about this with the chairman in the next few days.”

The questions being asked now are not who can afford to buy Tevez, but who wants to take the risk on a player that can cause such disruption and create such disharmony within a side.

Sky Bet make Corinthians, who nearly signed the player in the summer, the 2/1 favourites in the Carlos Tevez January transfer betting market. Russian side Anzhi Makhachkla, who recently made Samuel Eto’o the highest paid player in world football, are the 4/1 second-favourites while PSG are priced at odds of 5/1.

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/09/2011 - 09:43 AM
Filed in:- Man City Betting News, Manchester City

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