Kolarov keen to link up with Tevez at Juventus

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov is keen to link up once again with former team mate Carlos Tevez.

The Serbian left back is frustrated at his lack of opportunities at the Etihad and wants to move in the summer with Serie A side Juventus his preferred destination.

The former Lazio defender struggled to dislodge first choice left back Gael Clichy from the City starting line up and made just 11 Premier League appearances last season.

Kolarov vented his frustrations to former manager Roberto Mancini and does not seem to think his first team opportunities will improve under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Speaking to MEN Sport the 27 year old said “I’m in contact with my agent, and soon we will understand what may happen,” he told MEN Sport.

“I’m happy at City, but want to play regularly, as I said to Roberto Mancini.”

“Money is not everything in life and I have no problem in revising my salary,” he said. “Simply, I want a place in the starting line-up”

If he does leave City Kolarov would have to take a significant drop in salary similar to Tevez who dropped his wage demands to seal his move to Italy.

Juventus are keen on the bringing the player back to Italy but it is believed that they would prefer to do so on loan initially something that may not suit City.

Tevez meanwhile has completed his move to the Serie A champions and has been handed the iconic number 10 shirt worn previously by club legends Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio and Michel Platini.

The former West Ham and Manchester United striker was aware of the pressure that the number comes with telling reporters at his unveiling “I’m absolutely aware of the great effort Juventus Football Club has made to bring me here,”

“I feel the responsibility of wearing this number and I am aware of the great responsibility of representing Juventus and playing for the club, so this number is certainly a great challenge.”

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.