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An Ideal Resolution To The Tevez Problem

Vital Manchester City stalwart, fifthcolumnblue sent us the following.

The speculation in the press is that we are chasing Sergio Aguerro as a replacement for Tevez. Now despite the dodgy offer from Corinthians which in my opinion is never going to happen, Tevez has said all along that a move to Spain would suit him, as it is 'culturally similar' to Argentina, and his family would be willing to move there.

The general feeling was that Real Madrid would be his likeliest destination, given the fact they have the financial clout to not only pay the transfer fee we are seeking but also pay for Tevez's substantial wages.

We are allegedly holding out for £50m for Tevez, whilst it has been widely reported that Atletico will not accept less than £45m for Aguerro. Noises from the Aguerro camp would seem to indicate the player would more than happily come to Manchester, so all that remains is the negotiation of a suitable fee with Los Rojiblancos.

Now I don't think I'm alone in feeling rather fed up with the whole Tevez and Kia circus and would love to get rid of the guy ASAP, preferably without compromising too much on the fee we receive. So putting 2+2 together, why not offer Atletico a straight swap for Tevez? If he is genuinely only seeking a move for the good of his family (yeah right!) and it's not all about money, then why would Tevez refuse a move to Madrid?

Los Colchoneros might not have the same appeal as Real Madrid, but that's not the point according to Carlos, and I suspect a lot of Citizens would have a quiet chuckle at the thought of a slightly miffed Tevez having to settle for a move to Madrid`s second team when he had his sights set on somewhere slightly more glamorous! We'd be getting rid of a major pain in the backside, whilst Tevez will be leaving the town with only two restaurants, and Atletico would be getting a great player at the top of his game. Makes perfect sense to me!

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Writer: fifthcolumnblue Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 12 2011

Time: 8:12PM

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I agree this would be ideal, however how much would Kia Joorabachin stand to make with this deal? This is the real issue, if Kia is not making enough money from any proposed deal then it will never happen.
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12/07/2011 20:29:00

I suggested this last week. I think a straight swap for Aguero sounds ideal. However, I think the stumbling block there might be that a club like Athletico need the hard cash and may not be interested in a swap for Tevez. Bluedub, It appears that City have made it clear that they will not enter into any negotiations where Kia stands to benefit. (I would imagine Cook is behind this.) I don't like Kia, not many do, but I think some of the conspiracy theories that are going about are a bit beyond cynical and border on the bonkers. I wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him, but the suggestion for instance that Kia is getting Corinthians to buy Tevez so he can immediately sell him on to Chelsea is a bit much. I'm one of the few naive fools that actually believe that Tevez really does want to go somewhere where his wife will live with him so he himself can watch his kids grow up. As a dad myself I don't see that as so terribly unlikely as others do.
Spike - mancityblues
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12/07/2011 21:17:00

Spike - I agree that the suggestions he may be moved on to Chelsea are a tad far fetched but I do believe there's something amiss with this Corinthians bid, do you really believe Kia will make nothing from any move where Tevez is concerned? As for his family, I really do hope you're right, if he does settle with his family and this move is not money motivated I will genuinely admire him for it and wish him all the best.
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12/07/2011 21:33:00

Sorry spike-MCB, if I'd know you'd broached the subject alreayd I'd havMight want to post your thoughts on our forums in the future, they reach a larger audience!
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12/07/2011 21:55:00

He settled for Manchester's second team, and only won a micky mouse cup, so he would have no problems playing for Atletico. Was SAF wrong not to sign him, hmmm... What goes around comes around.
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13/07/2011 13:18:00

He settled for Manchester's only team you trafford-supporting Norwegian glory-hunter. Funny how the FA Cup is only ever described as "Mickey-Mouse" when the rags haven't won it. How'd your treble go last season BTW?
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13/07/2011 13:20:00

Filthcrapblue, go back to Germany.
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13/07/2011 13:29:00

Fergie tried to sign him but Tevez told him where to go you moron.
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13/07/2011 13:35:00

You believe that Bluedub, who's the moron.
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13/07/2011 13:52:00

Germany? LOL. I have the misfortune of living in Chorlton/Old Trafford mate, within smelling distance of old toilet - somewhere you might visit one day if you carry on saving your pennies - that is if you haven't spent all your cash on life-size posters of Wazza and Gazza upon which to carry out your hourly onanistic rituals. P.S. Recognise the names in this quote? "That is without question part of our future planning is to have Carlos Tevez at the club on a long-term situation and I think David Gill is progressing that as best he can," declared Ferguson. "But there is no question we all want him to stay - including the club, the directors and David Gill - and hopefully we can come to that solution." I think the quote answers your question as to who is the moron.
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13/07/2011 13:59:00

Sorry Nordkap how could I forget the script, if U*d get turned down by anyone they never really wanted them, that's how it works isn't it? Moron!
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13/07/2011 14:00:00

P.S. Here's a few links for you Nerdkrap, in case you were thinking you could weasel your way out of your igorance. - - -
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13/07/2011 14:03:00

Whassamatter nerdy, cat got your tongue? Or are you struggling to cope with the big words in the articles? Perhaps you're just a wee bit embarrassed that your ignorance of your own club has been exposed? Answers on a postcard please...
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13/07/2011 14:27:00

I think he's too busy talking about City on the U*d forum Fifth, he seems quite obsessed the poor little mite.
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13/07/2011 14:33:00

He must be obsessed - just checked the Vital Manure front page, and it shows Nerdy has made 14 posts on the Vital network thus far this month - 5 of them have been on Vital City. Does that make him 1/3 a City fan then? One thing you can't argue though, he's cerrtailny a half-wit!
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13/07/2011 14:51:00

aguero is a fine player dont get me wrong but he aint no tevez. as a footy fan have loved seeing him in the prem but you are wrong if you think he will be replaced purely on transfer fee alone!! He like modric is a money grabbing (unt who is making a mockery of the modern game. having said that your lot and chelski over the last couple of seasons are ruining the game with the stupid wages and cash in whatever form... must be lovely being bankrolled like u are but god u must be worried when(and it will)come to an end
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13/07/2011 20:03:00

Yep, we really ruined the whole of football when we agreed to pay Wayne Rooney 250k per week didn't we?
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13/07/2011 21:32:00

Taffy, I'm not sure if you've heard but the owners just signed a massive deal at City that will see them involved with the club for the next ten years, so they ain't going nowhere for the foreseeable, sorry to disappoint you.
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13/07/2011 21:50:00

If Spurs ever get a buyout like ours, they will be spending money for fun within seconds too and their fans - who have been so insidiously bitter about us - would love it.
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14/07/2011 00:11:00

Hey fifthcolulmn, I wasn't being funny mate. I was just saying that I'd had the same thoughts as you about the Tevez situation. I'd like to post more on Vital, it's a smashing site, but I get a bit busy with our place and I don't get out much. All the best mate. Up the blues!
Spike - mancityblues
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15/07/2011 09:24:00

I wasn't either mate, I just managed to hit the wrong keys when I was posting - merely an attempt at trying to drum up some more business by bringing in more sensible posters!
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15/07/2011 09:58:00


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