Tévez hands in transfer request to Manchester City

December 12th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec.12 (ANI): Carlos Tévez has rocked Manchester City by submitting a formal transfer request.

According to The Telegraph, Tevez, who is the captain and the club’s leading scorer is adamant that he wants to quit Eastlands after growing disenchanted with the management.The 26 year-old, who signed a five-year contract on his arrival from Manchester United in July 2009, has struggled to build a relationship with chief executive Garry Cook and manager Roberto Mancini since the sacking of Mark Hughes last year.

It is understood that the written transfer request was submitted several days ago and ahead of Saturday’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United, which Tevez missed through suspension, and which lifted the club to second in the Premier League table.

The revelation that their leading player and figurehead wants to now quit exposes the tensions at City and will be a severe test for Mancini.Tevez has been a pivotal figure in for City’s ascent this season, scoring 10 goals, but several factors have been playing on his mind throughout this campaign.

There are no indications as yet whether City is prepared to let him go, although it would be unthinkable that such a key player would be permitted to depart, especially with the season so delicately balanced.

City would also face a huge backlash from their supporters over the popular striker.

However Tevez, who has scored 33 goals in 50 league appearances for City, is an extremely single-minded man and also someone who has been dealing with several personal off-the-field issues.

He recently admitted that he is desperately missing his children, who are back in Argentina, and his home and has spoken about retiring early from the game.

It is also believed at the club that Tevez has been considering his future for some time. (ANI)

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