So Carlos Tevez arrived back in Manchester with an appointment with City’s club doctor. This comes after three months of unauthorised leave in his native Argentina. Roberto Mancini, who once said that he was “finished” at the club, is now welcoming back Tevez. Even though this week he has said that he was treated “like a dog” by the Italian manager. Will his return make an impact at City?
Well, the fans might boo him for what happened in Munich (even though Noel Gallagher publicly asked the City faithful not to) but the mood in the City camp isn’t one of division – according to Joleon Lescott who tweeted “All I can say…is that all the players are excited to have Carlos, Kolo and Yaya back to help achieve our goal”.
Tevez insists he is ready to play for City and do his best. In an interview in Argentina on Monday he said “I do not think I was wrong, but if they (the club) think so I apologise…I am ready to return, to win and do the best for the club’s shirt”.
Carlos was in talks with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris Saint Germain in January looking for a move away from Manchester but was unable to reach a deal with any club (most likely due to the enormous size of his pay packet). I for one am surprised Mancini is welcoming the Argentinian back – and especially after his comments. I’d be surprised if Tevez was a Man City player next season.
Mancini has his eyes on the big prize in England. Can Tevez make the difference? I personally believe that Balotelli, Dzeko and Aguero can do a good enough job without him. It’ll be an interesting time at Eastlands, that’s for sure. Watch this space…