In the past few weeks, we have been treated to entertaining drama coming out of Manchester City, starring none other than current skipper Carols Tevez who’s either beefing with coach Mancini, whinning about home sickness, separation from his wife and daughters and the overall management of the Club. We were all stunned when we saw him threatening to quit football and to make us believe that his threats were real, he had the guts to hand in a transfer request stating that he wants to leave in January 2011.
The question on many people’s minds is what on earth is up with Tevez and Argentinians generally these days? If they’re not busy trying to have you sent to the Hague, they’re busy threatening to leave lucrative football clubs?!
I mean, Tevez is one of the best paid players in England for goodness sake! All in all, it would be sad to see him leave but we all know that no single player is greater than a Club. If he were to leave City, Mancini would be forced to look around for a suitable replacement and with that in mind here are some players that the Eastland’s billionaires would be looking to fill in the void:
The day that Sheik Mansour of Abu Dhabi bought Manchester City remains etched in memory.
One moment, City were about to sink into oblivion under the reckless control of Thaksin Shinawatra; the next, a club employee was blinking hard with disbelief as she faxed a £32million transfer request to Real Madrid for the registration of Brazil forward Robinho.
In the following days and weeks, English football began to wonder if its familiar landscape – one with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool at its center was about to change forever, indeed it has. Two years on, it is finally threatening to happen. City’s progress to the top of the English game has been relatively slow.