Carlos Tevez Reveals Why He Joined Manchester City
Carlos Tevez has recently talked to Marca about his Manchester City switch, and has also made revelations about transfer offers from Atletico Madrid.
Former Premier League forward Carlos Tevez has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson told him that United were ready to sign him, but he was never offered a contract before he left for cross-town rivals, Manchester City.
The Argentine forward enjoyed seven years in English football between 2006 and 2013, turning out for both Manchester clubs and West Ham United.
Having joined Manchester United on a two-year loan from West Ham United, he won the Premier League twice, the Club World Cup, and the Champions League in 2008 with the Red Devils, before his much talked move to fierce rivals Manchester City in 2009, with whom he won the FA Cup, the Community Shield and the Premier League in 113 appearances, scoring 58 goals in the process.
“Nothing happened with [Sir Alex] Ferguson, it was a normal relationship,” he told Marca.
“I went on loan to Manchester United for two seasons, and in the last year, Ferguson tells me they will pay the fee to keep me.
“We reached the Champions League final in Rome, and I had no contract on the table. Then I went to City and they complained, but I had no offer to sign for United, and I was free to leave.”
He moved to Italy in 2013 and claimed two league titles with Juventus and later move to Boca Juniors at the end of last season, before rejecting chance to play for Spanish side Atletico Madrid.
“[Simeone] called me and I was excited about the idea,” Tevez told Marca.
“Playing in Spain is something that is pending in my career, but I could not say no to Boca.
“Last year the only offer I had in Spain was from Atletico, but before that [Real] Madrid expressed interest in me.”