Tevez joins City
Manchester City on Monday said they had signed Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, who left Manchester United at the end of the season. The forward, 25, has agreed terms with City and is set to sign a five-year deal, his new club said following weeks of rumours regarding his future.
No fee was mentioned but City were expected to have to shell out in the region of 25 million pounds (35 million euros) for the player they have coveted all summer.
"It is terrific news," said City manager Mark Hughes. "Carlos is an international player of the highest class who possesses all the attributes that will help drive this club forward. He is not only outstanding technically but he is a reliable goal scorer and someone who will contribute fully to the team ethic. He gives us another exciting, attacking dimension."
"Personal terms with the 25-year-old have been concluded and the deal has been ratified by the Premier League and the Football Association," the club said in a statement.
City added that Tevez, who will wear the number 32 shirt next season, will have the mandatory medical check and then link up with the squad on their pre-season tour of South Africa. Tevez spent two years with United, scoring 34 goals in 99 apearances after joining from West Ham, winning two English Premiership titles and the 2008 UEFA Champions League crown. He started out with Boca Juniors before joining Brazilian side Corinthians in 2005.