Manchester City and Juventus agree deal for Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez looks set to end his controversial four year stay with Manchester City after the club agreed a deal with Italian side Juventus.

The two clubs’ have agreed a fee for the Argentine International with Manchester City receiving a reported £9 million up front for the striker although that could rise by further with add-ons.

Officials from both clubs met in London on Tuesday and reached an agreement for the player and the 29 year old is now expected to travel to Wednesday to discuss personal terms and have a medical ahead of signing a three year deal.

The former Manchester United striker joined City in 2009 and was instrumental in helping the club securing the 2010 FA cup. His relationship with then manager Roberto Mancini and the club fan-base turned bitter following an incident in the Championship league clash with Bayern Munich.

Tevez was fined and suspended for failing to come on as a substitute during the game with the striker eventually going on leave, returning to his homeland. He returned later in the season to help the club secure their first Premier League title.

Tevez was linked with an exit last summer but a move failed to materialise and instead he stayed scoring 11 league goals in 34 games as City put up a weak defence of their title. In all Tevez made 148 appearances for the club, scoring 74 goals.

Liverpool and Real Madrid had been linked with a move for the striker but Juventus, who are set to miss out Gonzalo Higuain, have stepped into agree a deal.

From a financial perspective the deal makes sense for Manchester City as they save a reported £17-18 million in wages and bonuses however the club will now step up their search for a striker although a move for Edinson Cavani does look set to materialise with the club refusing to meet the £53m asking price that Napoli have placed on the Uruguay forward.

The club could now make a move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez while Stephan El Shaarawy and Stevan Jovetic are both believed to be reported targets.

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.