Tevez’s 52 goals in 91 City appearances may again prove appealing to Mancini
Alexandre Pato put the spokes on a PSG move as he came out with a statement.
” Milan is my home. I did not want to interrupt my career with the Rossoneri after winning my first two trophies with this shirt. I want to contribute to the history of Milan and the future success of this club with happiness and in perfect harmony with everyone here.”
The club website had this to say:
“Alexandre Pato will remain in Milan. The striker has decided to continue his young, splendid, and already successful career with Rossoneri.”
The development occurred when Adriano Galliani was poised in what appeared to be meaningful negotiations to bring Carlos Tevez to Milan on the assumption that Pato was PSG bound. Galliani was in London meeting with City officials thrashing out a possible deal. Pato’s move to the Paris club would have financed Tevez’s transfer on a repurchase option after a free loan move for €25 million + €3 million in bonus. With Pato’s refusal to leave, the talks collapsed and the end result Tevez is still at City leaving Inter in the strongest position to bring him on board.
The other choice is and it is a convoluted one, is to keep Tevez at City, where there appears to be a thawing in the once frozen relationship between the Argentinian and Roberto Mancini. City’s once unstoppable attack is stuttering with Sergio Aguero as the only viable striker left. Edin Dzeko is going through a lean spell and Mario Balotelli has an ankle injury with no return date available. The last eight matches have resulted in 4 losses, a draw, and three wins. Only 10 goals have been scored in that streak which is a steep decline from the three averaged per match.
In Milan, there was a sense of overwhelming relief. Not many are sold on Tevez, who’s reputation as a serial wantaway had many worried. Especially since it meant Pato leaving the club and even with his injuries, a far greater talent than Tevez. In fact, Galliani seemed quite content to throw the ball in Inter’s court.
“I must say that I’m happy, it will be a good omen. I believe that players have the right and opportunity to choose their lives.”