Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson certain Manchester City will keep striker Carlos Tevez
Sir Alex Ferguson predicts City will keep Tevez
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he believed that local rivals Manchester City would not let Argentine striker Carlos Tevez leave the club even though the 27-year-old has made it perfectly clear he wishes to leave.
Earlier this season, Tevez was determined to leave and went as far as handing in a transfer request but City manager Roberto Mancini patched things up and convinced him to stay. Despite the relatively peaceful time at the Eastlands, Tevez is still eager
to leave for a fresh challenge.
However, the Manchester United boss is confident the Italian manager Mancini would find a way to convince Tevez to stay. The Scotsman believes the striker is far too valuable for City in their quest to establish themselves in the top four of the English
Premier League to let him leave this summer, which is fast approaching.
Ferguson said while speaking to reporters, “Knowing the background, the people who represent him, I'm not surprised, but I don't think Manchester City would want to let him go. He's had a great time there; he's been their top goal scorer, their best player
in the last two years, so why would they want to sell him?”
Tevez joined Manchester United in extremely controversial circumstances and did was not as big a hit as he was expected to be. In his two seasons at the club he made 99 appearances and scored a total of 34 goals for the Red Devils.
He was offered a five year contract which he turned down and made a move to Manchester City; he has had a successful spell at the club so far. In the same number of seasons, with the latter half of the season remaining he has scored 50 goals already.
Niko Kranjcar close to Tottenham exit
Niko Kranjcar, the 26-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, revealed he was close to a White Hart Lane exit in search of regular football. The Croatian international has been with the Spurs since 2009 when he arrived for an estimated fee of £1-2 million
Even though he had no problem securing a place in the first team, he had trouble maintaining it. Kranjcar soon lost his spot to youngster Gareth Bale and has now been spending most of his time on the bench.
The Croatia International revealed his best chance at regular football would be to leave Tottenham, he said while speaking to reporters, “[I will be] trying to find a football club where I can play regularly, like any footballer would. I'm ambitious, I want
to play football.”
Kranjcar admitted he was at the peak of his career and wanted to make the most of it, He continued, “If I was a young lad, obviously I would wait for my chance, especially being in a big club like Spurs. But obviously, 27, 28, 29 years is, I think, the best