Carlos Tevez may be taking early retirement this summer if he continues to pursue a contract that puts him in the same league as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today Inter Milan have confirmed they will not be signing Tevez because the striker is too expensive, and seeing as the Italian giants are one of very few clubs that could afford the Argentine, it doesn’t bode well for Tevez.
Tevez is asking for £250,000 a week in wages and while Manchester City may be able to guarantee that wage, elsewhere in Europe the two greats Messi and Ronaldo are on around £200,000 a week.
“Tevez is a great player, a great character, but absolutely no,” said Inter Milan’s sporting director Marco Branca. “His salary means it is out of the question.”
There’s no doubt Tevez is a good player, but to place himself in the same league as Messi and Ronaldo is delusional and unless he lowers his demands, the Manchester City striker could be returning to Argentina with his tail between his legs.
Manchester City fans may be rubbing their hands in glee at the fact Tevez is struggling to secure his move away from Eastlands, but the comments from the Argentine over the past couple of months suggest returning to Manchester is most definitely out of the question.
Real Madrid remain the only club in left in world football that could afford Tevez and with a deal for Neymar imminent, there’s no room for the Argentine in Jose Mourinho’s squad.
Whether it’s the market that has led Tevez to become delusional or whether the players has ideas above his station is there to be debated, but Branca certainly believes the current market is “crazy”.
“The market is crazy at the moment and it is hard to compete,” said Branca. “We are looking for younger players now with great talent, who we can develop.”
Manchester City fans would welcome Tevez back with open arms despite his behaviour recently, and if the Argentine wants his ridiculous wage demands met, he’ll have to remain at Eastlands.