Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that Carlos Tevez could remain at the club beyond the current transfer window, simply because no other clubs are prepared to move for him.
It has been widely reported that Tevez wants to leave Manchester City to be closer to Argentina and there have been a couple of clubs interested, but nothing has materialised ahead of the opening game of the season this weekend.
Therefore, which only a couple of weeks remaining of the transfer window, Mancini has revealed that it seems likely Tevez will still be a Manchester City player come September.
The City manager said: “It is two weeks until the end of the market. I don’t know if he will stay but, at the moment, there isn’t a team who want to take him.”
“I think it is difficult for him to leave. I would be happy if he stays.”
It will certainly be very interesting to see how Mancini approaches Tevez staying at the club. It is not something anyone expected and he will have a job on his hands to keep all of his attacking players happy.
Tevez will be joined by Edin Džeko, Sergio Agüero and Mario Balotelli in the striker department. Then Craig Bellamy, Emmaneul Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz are still on the club’s books as well.
Mancini did confirm that Tevez will not be involved against Swansea City this weekend though, so that makes the Manchester City’s boss job a bit easier. Two of Džeko, Agüero and Balotelli will more than likely start the game.
One thing that is apparent from this is the strength in depth Manchester City have. It is impressive even without Tevez, so if he is involved again this year, they have a strike force to rival any in the Premier League.
Whether this is enough for them to launch a title bid remains to be seen, but you will do well to find a stronger group of attacking players at one club.
Newly promoted Swansea will certainly be wary of their pedigree this weekend.