European giants Real Madrid are reportedly keen on £25million-rated Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, according to The Mail.
The Argentine played in only 13 English Premier League games for the champions in 2011-12, netting four goals and three assists.
Now then, do Los Blancos really want to take on Tevez’s current contract, with two years left on his £198,000-a-week deal?
I really don’t see them budging, unless they decide to sell Gonzalo “El Pipita” Higuaín. With that said, paying a backup striker £198,000 a week would not be a sensible business move.
For that reason, I think Madrid would avoid paying £25million for Tevez. However, if City gave them a discounted-rate I think Los Blancos would certainly consider a move for the former Boca Juniors starlet.
RVP to City?
As suggested by The Mail, City are willing to part ways with Carlos Tevez to create financial funds to sign Arsenal talisman Robin van Persie.
Van Persie was on scintillating form for the Gunners last season, bagging 30 goals and nine assists in 38 Premier League games.
The Dutchman’s purple patch evaporated in Poland-Ukraine, with Holland losing all three matches in the Group of Death.
RVP did get on the score-sheet against Germany, but it was only consolation as Germany bossed the Oranje en route to a 2-1 win.
Nonetheless, Van Persie’s class cannot be denied.
Subsequently, it comes as no surprise that City are reportedly preparing a bid for the Gunners skipper, according to the Daily Mail.
The former Feyenoord standout has refused to ink a three-year deal worth £130,000-per-week, including a £5million loyalty bonus.
With City having the ability to offer the Dutchman a deal in excess £200,000-per-week, a move seems likely at the moment.
Furthermore, Arsenal have already agreed to sign Germany international Lukas Podolski from 1. FC Köln and are on the verge on completing a move for Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud, who could very well be RVP’s replacement at the Emirates Stadium.
These two imminent transfers would give Arsenal more depth at the striker position, but Podolski and Giroud would surely find games hard to come by with Van Persie spearheading the Gunners attack.
As a result, Arsene Wenger may be preparing for the worst, which could mean losing his ‘captain fantastic’ to a bigger club for the second time in two years.
Last year it was Cesc Fabregas to FC Barcelona, this year it looks like Van Persie to Manchester City.
Where will RVP play his football next season?