Carlos Tevez was told by Roberto Mancini he would never play for Manchester City again. Carlos Tevez told Manchester City he never wanted anything to do with the club again. This week Carlos Tevez is going to return to Manchester City and within a couple of weeks, after fitness training, Carlos Tevez will be pulling on the blue Manchester City shirt all over again.
Some say football is a fickle business. Others say it is just a business. Both would be right. Carlos Tevez is worth an absolute fortune, in terms of what he brings to the team (goals), and Carlos Tevez charges an absolute fortune (money) to provide that service. As things stand both sides, the player and the club, are losing out on fortunes. Carlos Tevez is not getting paid as he should and Manchester City are not benefiting from the service of one of the worlds best players. It is a situation that suits neither and now a compromise appears to have been found.
Carlos Tevez will, presumably, return to aid Manchester City’s push for the title. A couple of important goals at vital junctures in what remains of the English Premier League season and much will be forgiven, if not all. On the other side of the coin Carlos Tevez will drop legal action against his employers. He is currently trying to claim that his suspension and fine were unwarranted. The fine, allegedly, cost him close to US $2 million. Manchester City will, similarly, drop any legal claims they might have been considering and will, instead, pursue a professional relationship with the Argentine striker.
How things will turn out nobody knows but it has become apparent in recent days that the fractured relationship has begun to mend and Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, understands that his own grievances, as justified as they might have been, cannot undermine the greater cause, which is for Manchester City to win the English Premiership title. With Sergio Aguero seemingly out of form and Edin Dzeko struggling to repeat his early season success, plus Mario Balotelli regularly unavailable thanks to injury or suspension, Roberto Mancini will welcome another attacking option.
Against Aston Villa in their last English Premiership fixture Manchester City only eventually managed to find a breakthrough via Joleon Lescott. Earlier in the match Sergio Aguero had spurned a couple of good opportunities and it seemed, for some while, as though Manchester City would have to pay for being so wasteful. With Carlos Tevez as an option the team will only become more clinical in front of goal, one would expect.