Tevez remains calm over future
Carlos Tevez will "respect" Manchester City if he fails to secure his desired move away from the club this summer, his agent Kia Joorabchian has said. Tevez today had a proposed move to Corinthians fall through, with City stating the Brazilian club had failed to provide the required bank guarantees on the £40 million fee.
Joorabchian denied that guarantees were the issue, but said that Tevez would remain calm while he awaits his future to be resolved. The collapse of the Corinthians deal has once again made it a strong possibility that Tevez could remain with City due to a shortage of suitors who can afford the transfer fee and wages.
However, Joorabchian said, while his client was keen to move he would not cause his current club problems. "I think Carlos is a very calm person," Joorabchian told Sky Sports News.
"He's neither disappointed nor happy. He's very calm. We waited to see how the deal would be structured and he tried to keep out of it in terms of insisting on anything. Now he'll go on holiday after the Copa America and see what happens.
"There was a concrete offer on the table, and it was very close to being negotiated and agreed, but unfortunately it didn't go through. There's not really any speculation from our standpoint (on what happens next). He's still a City player and he will respect that. We will keep it like that until there's something else concrete on the table."
With the Brazilian transfer window closing early tomorrow, Joorabchian said the deal was now dead without hope of resurrection, but he believes a move could still materialise for Tevez this summer. "I do think they were very close, and if there were three or four days left in the market, it would have been completed. City clearly have an intention of selling Carlos, but now it is going to be a little more complicated.