Tevez set for Manchester City exit
Carlos Tevez is expected to complete a £13.5million move to Juventus later this week.
Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain met with his Juventus counterparts on Tuesday and after an agreement from new boss Manuel Pellegrini, it was decided Tevez should be allowed to end his controversial four-year stay at the Etihad Stadium. The player will undergo a medical on Wednesday, with personal terms also still to be agreed.
Although Juventus will only be paying an initial nine million euro (£7.6million), a further six (£5.1million) could be payable if various clauses are met over the course of what it is understood will be a three-year contract.
Indeed, Tevez's status as one of City's highest earners means that the deal in total is worth £27million, even though the South American only had a year remaining on his contract.
Providing there are no unforeseen hitches, the transfer will bring to an end one of the most eventful Premier League careers.
Signed by West Ham in 2006 despite being the subject of third party ownership, which is against Premier League rules, Tevez scored the goal that kept them up, only for the east Londoners to be hit with a massive £5.5million fine for infringing regulations.
Tevez quickly moved on to Manchester United, where he won two Premier League titles and the Champions League. However, a deteriorating relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson meant Tevez had no hesitation in accepting a massive offer from City in 2009, triggering the memorable 'Welcome to Manchester' poster that infuriated United.
The departure of manager Mark Hughes within six months of that deal being done was to have significant repercussions though as Tevez failed to connect with the Welshman's replacement Roberto Mancini, whilst the striker's advisor Kia Joorabchian had an equally poor relationship with former chief executive Garry Cook.
Tevez was named skipper in 2010 and led City to an FA Cup final win over Stoke the following year, but simmering discontent erupted in Munich when Tevez opted not to warm-up during a Champions League defeat to Bayern. Mancini reacted furiously, stating after the match that Tevez would never play for the club again.
Tevez was subsequently put on 'gardening leave' but with the anticipated January move not materialising, he returned to the club in February 2012. Amazingly, he earned his place back in Mancini's side and was a factor in City ending their 44-year wait for the league championship.