The rumours surrounding Manchester City’s apparent pursuit of Edinson Cavani don’t seem to be going away any time soon, with the freshest stories suggesting Carlos Tevez will be sold to make the move possible.
This is a player who once said he hated Manchester and didn’t want to return to the current Premier League champions, but regardless of all of that, he remains possibly their most important player.
Tevez gives an attack something which money can’t buy and that’s work rate and the sheer audacity to just be a nuisance. There is no one better at the club when it comes to running around like a maniac over the course of 90 minutes.
His record of nine goals in 25 games does not do his game justice because he’s a much better player than that strike rate suggests.
He is experienced and has spent a number of years playing Premier League football, which means he arguably has a better chance of improving that strike rate if the club keeps him ahead of next season.
That experience of the English game is something Cavani does not have and to spend over £50 million on a player with no experience of football in the country he’s moving to would be naïve.
Of course that is something Real Madrid did with Cristiano Ronaldo, but that’s different because Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time.
He’s the perfect player for the way City like to play football, he is used to the style and works well in the build up play of the side, as well as linking up with the more creative players.
They also can’t sell him because it could b something which increases the resentment he already has for the area even further.
Some of the best clubs in Europe may be put of from trying to buy him because of his reputation, for the same reasons that Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t offer him a longer deal when he was at Manchester United.
If they try to sell him and it doesn’t work out, they will have one very unhappy player at their club, who has already shown that he will cause trouble whether that’s refusing to warm up or flying back home without the club’s permission.
Tevez may not be a prolific striker but he’s valuable, so valuable that if the club axe him, it may be a mistake they look back on and strongly regret.
Would it be a mistake to sell Tevez for Cavani?
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