Tevez 'wants to stay in the Premier League'
Published 22:31 31/10/11 By David McDonnell
Carlos Tevez wants to move to another Premier League club having been exiled by Manchester City.
Tevez, out of favour with City boss Roberto Mancini following the notorious bench episode against Bayern Munich, is keen to stay in England.
The striker’s City career looks over after Mancini said he was “finished” at the club and Tevez’s advisor, Kia Joorabchian, said the 27-year-old would welcome a move elsewhere in the Premier League.
“His family are now living in England, so he’s quite happy and settled,” said Joorabchian.
“He had some problems about being away from them before, but they are with him now and everything is fine. He’d be happy to move to another Premier League club.”
Tevez was initially charged with refusing to come off the bench under orders from Mancini in a Champions League tie in Munich on September 27.
City were forced to downgrade that charge to one of refusing to carry out duties as a first-team player and duly found Tevez guilty of five separate breaches of his contract.
Although City fined Tevez four weeks’ wages - around £1million - they were forced to halve that penalty on orders from the Professional Footballers’ Association, which sets the rulings for such practices.
“This week, the Professional Footballers’ Association rejected the claim that he had refused to come on as a substitute,” said Joorabchian.
“That has changed everything and clarified what actually happened.
“Carlos was desperate to play. He loves to play the game and always wants to play. Having to sit on the sidelines is very tough for him.
“It’s not easy for him at the moment, but, in the January transfer window, City will want to get him out either on a permanent basis or on loan.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”
Joorabchian did confirm there was no way Tevez would return to former club West Ham, after their boss Sam Allardyce had expressed interest in taking him on loan.
“He loves West Ham... but that’s not going to happen,” said Joorabchian.