Tevez joins City revolution

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Carlos Tevez will on Tuesday be unveiled as a Manchester City player after finally agreeing a five-year deal with the Eastlands outfit.

City announced a deal had been agreed with the 25-year-old on Monday night and, with a sensational move for Emmanuel Adebayor also offering cause for optimism, the Eastlands revolution is threatening to turn English football on its head.

"This is yet another deal that shows the commitment of owner Sheikh Mansour to make this club the best it can possibly be," manager Mark Hughes told "Carlos is an international player of the highest class who possesses all the attributes that will help drive this club forward."

He added: "He is not only outstanding technically but he is a reliable goalscorer and someone who will contribute fully to the team ethic. He gives us another exciting attacking dimension.

"It is terrific news and I cannot wait to welcome him to City."

It is Hughes' job to mould a team from the succession of star names being welcomed to the club, although it is a task to relish rather than one to fear, with ambition coursing through the veins of City's Abu Dhabi-based backers.

John Terry's name continues to be linked with a move north, and will continue to be so until such time as the Chelsea skipper confirms he is willing to remain at Stamford Bridge and spurn the most lucrative contract in England.

Adebayor's name is the shock addition to a list of potential targets to take the place of Samuel Eto'o, who was being earmarked for Eastlands until City pulled out of the bidding last Friday.

The Togo star's Arsenal future has been the subject of intense debate for a couple of summers now and while there has been no confirmation of talks about a transfer from either club, the Gunners are acutely aware they would be putting their own Champions League place at risk if they decided to sell.

However, it is Tevez who is assured of a place on the plane bound for City's three-match tour of South Africa on Wednesday, joining a select group of players who have joined both Manchester clubs.

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