As the Tevez saga rumbles relentlessly on, The Guardian has reported a new twist in what is fast making Fabregas’s protracted move to Barcelona look like a done deal.
The whole affair has somewhat embarrassed Roberto Mancini, as the City boss has admitted he is still unable to contact his want away skipper. Now, pictures have emerged of City’s talismanic forward speaking to Inter Milan’s sporting director Marco Branca whilst holidaying in Sardinia.
Unlike in England where the manager identifies the players he is going to pursue, in Italy the club’s director is in charge of choosing suitable transfer targets. Tevez has countered these reports, citing it as mere coincidence.
Carlos’s relationship with Mancini is evidently a fractured one, the fact that his captain had to be threatened with a fine if he didn’t attend the clubs end of season FA cup trophy parade clearly suggests the writing’s been on the wall for some time now.
Inter have been strongly linked to Tevez before, the player’s own admittance to be close to his family in Argentina seemingly shut the door on any deal.
The Argentinean’s collapsed move to Corinthian’s has for the time being at least, shunted any possibility of a return to South America. A club in Spain or Italy would be the next preferred choice, providing much less of a culture shock for the Tevez family. As the former United player has on various occasions, expressed his distaste for England and in particular Manchester.
No one can question the man’s wish to be closer to his family, although the manner in which this avenue has been pursued has somewhat disrespected Mancini and everything he has done for the Argentine forward. Lets not forget how the Italian installed him as club captain, giving him the belief to become the focal point of everything good about City going forward.
In a way, player power has become the curse of modern times, now more than ever the player holds all the cards.