The big news today is that Carlos Tevez seems to have committed his future to City.
The Argentine star was rumoured to be looking for a move away from Eastlands in the summer after reports that the striker would quit City if the blues failed to qualify for the Champions League. And rumours that the £25m star didn’t agree with manager Roberto Mancini’s training tactics led to increased speculation that the Argentine would leave.
However, Tevez has moved to end speculation by envisioning his future with the blues. “I’ve really enjoyed my first season at the club. What got to forget about finishing in the top four – that is now a thing of the past – we now need to think about winning the Premier League – that is the right thing for this club and should be our next aim. We need to go all out for the title and that’s the mindset we need to have from next season.”
Inspiring words from the Argentine, but another who is rumoured to be on the way out is Shaun Wright-Phillips, whose second spell at City is not turning out to be a happy one.
The diminutive winger was re-signed by manager Mark Hughes in the summer of 2008 but has been unable to command a regular place in Mancini’s first team. Reports suggest Arsene Wenger may be ready to offer SWP a chance to return to London in a £5m deal.
Meanwhile a former Gunner may be offered a new 12 month extension at Eastlands. Patrick Vieira, who was Mancini’s first January signing, looks to have done enough to stay earn another twelve months in England.
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