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Man Utd finally sign Tevez

The saga that has run all summer looks to have finally been settled as Carlos Tevez makes his transfer from West Ham to Manchester United and has even rumoured to have passed his medical and have trained with his new team-mates on Friday morning.

It is believed that Kia Joorabchian will receive around £5m for his part in the deal whilst West Ham will receive £2m in compensation for releasing the Argentinian from his contract.

Initially the deal has been struck for a two year loan deal between United and Media Sports Investment (MSI) with United having the option to buy the player once the loan has run its course.

It is expected that Tevez will earn around £4m a year whilst any transfer at the end of the loan deal is likely to cost United around £25m.

But Sheffield United must feel ever so slightly agrieved by the whole process. Relegated on the last day of the season due to a Carlos Tevez goal when it was debatable whether he should even be eligible to play for the club. West Ham were fined £5.5m for playing Tevez when he was owned by a third party and continued to play him due to their argument that they’d ripped up the third party deal.

How one party who’s got an agreement can just rip it up is beyond me. I’m sure if I was to rip up my mortgage agreement I’d be getting letters and phone calls as soon as the first repayment was missed, so it wasn’t really a surprise that when it was announced thet Man Utd were interested, there’d be a few hitches before the deal went through.

The deal has finally gone through and West Ham despite being fined have made back £2m on the deal as well as securing their Premiership status in what will no doubtedly easily cover any costs involved in paying Tevez’s wages and MSI.

It’s sad that the guilty parties in all of this (West Ham and MSI) seem to be the one’s who’ve benefitted out of the whole deal whilst Tevez has been made to suffer over the delayed move,  Man Utd have suffered by only receiving Tevez a week before the season kicks off, whilst Sheffield United are the real sufferers who played the game by the book yet will be plying their trade in the Championship next season.

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4 Comments

  1. Abdulateef Hussein :: August 6th, 2007 11:58 am

    Thank God finally Tevez is now manutd player,hopefully he will deliver his stuff.He is surely an outstanding player.We need to do something about our defense please!

  2. Dave :: August 6th, 2007 12:14 pm

    Completely agree with your Tevez comments, he took a while to settle in the Premiership and probably wouldn’t have been given that time at United. However, now that he’s got a years worth of experience behind him, I can see him and Rooney forming a great partnership.

    Not sure what you mean about the defence though? Ferdinand and Vidic are the best pairing we’ve had since Bruce and Pallister whilst Neville and Evra are two of the best fullbacks in the country. Admittedly, the defence was poor against Inter in the friendly but that’s pre-season for you. Our defence hasn’t suddenly turned bad over night and I’m confident they’ll be more than ready for the season ahead.

  3. red call :: June 26th, 2009 5:36 pm

    bought tiime in it

  4. Tessy :: August 5th, 2010 12:22 am

    At last we have him. He belong to us, so not happy when he left us. We can sell owen is of no use for us.

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