In other news, the sky is blue, the grass is green and Andy Murray didn't win Wimbledon. One word.... Whatever.
Seriously. Couldn't give the proverbial rodent's rump on this one. Regular readers of this column have known that I believed Tevez would leave this summer and I have been saying so for over a year. Not even a slight surprise.
City will be a better team without Tevez, and Balotelli and Dzeko will form an excellent partnership. Certainly the club will miss the little Argentinian's goals, at least at first, but his departure will allow David Silva to prosper even more in the attacking midfield (AMC) role. No more will Silva have to deal with Tevez always coming back for the ball and frankly not being in the correct position to make a run or take a pass.
At this point Roberto Mancini should slap a ¬£50 million price tag on Tevez and drop the player from the first team. Work under the presumption that the Inter diamond will be the base formation for the year and start working Balotelli and Dzeko in the dual striker role.
I like Tevez, and as I've stated in the past the club would not be where it is today without his play. But time to move on, not least because Tevez is the equivalent of Hughes. Someone who was able to take City to a level, but it now requires more to move further.
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