Manchester City may have paid £47 million for Carlos Tevez, according to an extraordinary report in The Times today. The figure is comprised of a £15 million down payment followed by two further £16 million payments and a bonus of £3.5 million if City win the Champions League while Tevez is at the club. If true, the astronomical fee, which is almost double the £25.5 million widely quoted in the press, would make Tevez the fifth most expensive player in history, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Zinedine Zidane.
Tevez was ‘transferred’ to City from third party investment group MSI.
While there is little chance of City having to pay the final bonus payment, the report demonstrates the extraordinary – and ridiculous – lengths that City’s new billionaire owners are prepared to go to in order to build a team at Eastlands.
In addition to Tevez, the Abu Dhabi group has shelled out close to £200 million over the past year on Robinho (£34 million), Emmanuel Adebayor (£25 million), Jolean Lescot (£24 million), Roque Santa Cruz (£17 million), Kolo Touré (£15 million), Wayne Bridge (£12 million), Gareth Barry (£12 million) and Shay Given (£8 million).
They say a fool and his money are easily parted. £47 million for Tevez takes that saying to a whole new level.
5 thoughts on “Did City pay £47 million for Tevez?”
We are all saying it’s nowt to worry about, lil ol citeh, etc, but I for one am concerned about this business. What won’t they do in order to bring success to leastlands, and at whos expense (ours). Why isn’t SAF doing something about this. Selling our best player was stupid and I for one dont see Valencia as anything like a replacement for CR7.
Tevez and Ronaldo are history. All that matters at MUFC are the current lot of Manchester United players. It is silly to spend GBP47m on someone like Tevez; as for CR7, he has sought to move on with MUFC’s blessings so let him enjoy his service there. All that matters is that manchester United Football Club transcends all such movements. We have seen what the current lot of players can do (I refer to the recent matches vs Arsenal and Totenham). The glory days will accrue.
Torres is better