Wednesday, January 07, 2009

United's broken promises to Tevez will cost them dearly...

So then, what are we to believe regarding the future of Carlos Tevez? One minute he says he wants to stay at United, the next day he is quoted in the media saying he's open to the idea of moving to Real Madrid. Incidentally, I don't have a problem with players' being honest about wanting to join a club like Real Madrid, if indeed those quotes are accurate, because at least Tevez is being honest, unlike a former United hero who worked his ticket out of Old Trafford and then tried to blame it all on United.

The Argentinean striker has also spoken of his love for the United fans and he says that they deserve to know the truth. According to Tevez, the truth is that United haven't so far backed up their numerous promises about cementing his future at the club.

Forgetting the fact that we the fans do not know the whole truth behind this sorry saga and if worst case Tevez is allowed to join Real Madrid in the current transfer window, it could be potentially disastrous for United's ambitions of securing yet more silverware this season.

United currently have just three strikers to choose from, we can forget Welbeck and Manucho, they are not ready for the first-team. So if Tevez leaves will be down to the bare bones and if that happens frankly it will be unacceptable for a club the size of Manchester United. At this point in time, there has been no suggestion that Tevez will be allowed to leave in January, more likely it will happen this coming summer when his short-term contract expires.

If however, Tevez is allowed to leave in January the club will have to replace him and there's no obvious readily available targets and even if there was anyone available, going off previous form United would end up paying a lot more than the said player's true worth as was the case with Berbatov, Nani, Carrick and many others down the years.

I'm beginning to wonder if United actually have the money to complete the Tevez deal. We have to remember that Manchester City forced the club into paying between £5m and £10m over the odds for Berbatov when they revealed their interest on transfer deadline day, into the bargain Spurs had United's collective trousers down (again) when demanding Campbell be part of the deal.

Whatever the financial situation at United at this juncture, if Tevez leaves those broken promises will cost the club dearly, because who else with the Champions buy? Even if the Reds' wait until next summer there's very few top quality potential targets and so wouldn't it be better to keep a player like Tevez who has fitted in extremely well? I'm hoping that United can agree a deal with Tevez and his agent, because for me he is the best available option and so allowing him to leave would be complete and utter madness.

6 comments:

  1. personally,I believe Tevez to be the most talented of Uniteds strikers and certainly the one who
    puts in the most work during the 90 minutes.We don't know the full facts here,there are so many rumours regarding players demands,and we probably never will,however I agree with the author that we should do our utmost to hang on to Tevez since a replacement will be very difficult to find.

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  2. personally,I believe Tevez to be the most talented of Uniteds strikers and certainly the one who
    puts in the most work during the 90 minutes.We dont know the full facts here,so many rumours regarding players demands,and we probably never will,however I agree with the author that we should do our utmost to hang on to Tevez since a replacement will be very difficult to find.

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  3. Well, somehow, I saw that coming. However good and diligent he is, his strike success ratio is still not good, given that he is a striker, still not cold-blooded enough in front of the goal and is iffy in tight spaces, needs space. And should ManU tie him it, it will total over 52 Million including his pay. For that money, one ca get 2 star strikers, can get Benzema and/or Aguero who are younger, bigger and can force their way thru. Tevez sometimes gets "swatted" away so easily. Plus another good footballer to boot. Methinks Ronaldo will go too, end or next season. All this is opinion. ManU will survive without him and it opens other doors.

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  4. barry,

    I don't know where you get this "needs space" theory from. How do you arrive at that?

    Tevez is an excellent operator in tight spaces IMO.

    Berbatov hasn't been brilliant in front of goal, come to that, neither has Rooney.

    The important factor for me is that Tevez fits in well and unlike some strikers he is a footballer who has an all round game - just like Rooney.

    As for Benzema, didn't his chairman put a totally ridiculous price tag on his head? What's more, from what I remember, the Frenchman has his heart set on a move to Italy.

    I haven't seen enough of Aguero to make comment.

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  5. Did you see the Derby - Man U game last night? Tevez running around like a headless chicken. Couldn't do anything in tight spaces. I rest my case. Let him go to Real.

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  6. Yes Barry, I did see the Derby game, but describing Tevez as a headless chicken is way off the mark. (see my match verdict).

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