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Friday, July 22, 2011

Man City's Mancini still sanguine about Tevez


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini considers Carlos Tevez an important member of his squad despite the Argentina striker's uncertain future with the club. -- PHOTO: AP


MARINA DEL REY (US) - MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini considers Carlos Tevez an important member of his squad despite the Argentina striker's uncertain future with the club.
Tevez has expressed a desire to leave the English Premier League club after two seasons in order to be near his family in South America. He remains with Manchester City after an agreement on a move to Corinthians was unable to be worked out.
'At the moment, Carlos is still a City player,' Mancini said. 'In the future, we will see what can happen. For us, Carlos is an important player.' Mancini said he has yet to speak with Tevez but respects the captain's wish to play closer to his family. The Manchester City manager said the uncertainty isn't affecting the way he is preparing for the season.
'Carlos wants to leave for his family,' Mancini said. 'Only because of this the club accepts it. I think it's because we respect his reason.' Tevez appeared to be on his way to Corinthians until the proposed move fell through this week. The transfer would have reunited Tevez with his former club, but Corinthians said they needed more time to arrange a deal.
Tevez has been a stabilizing force up front in his time with City, scoring 43 goals in Premiership play over the past two campaigns. He had 20 goals last season in helping Manchester City qualify for the Champions League. While his departure would be a blow to Manchester City, the club is exploring avenues of improving its squad through the acquisition of multiple players, according to Mancini, who wouldn't mention specific names. -- AP

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