On Wednesday, Carlos Tevez’s action-packed, but slightly distressing, time in England came to an end.
The news broke out that the mysterious Argentine forward was jumping ships to Juventus - following another amusing season with the Manchester club.
Since his arrival in England from Corinthians in 2006, Tevez's stint has be undoubtedly eventful - to say the least.
Some of the controversies surrounding Tevez have been quite laughable, in fact. From the early madness over his ownership, to his helping hand in the relegation of Sheffield United, his Judas move across Manchester and the famous Bayern Munich bust-up with Roberto Mancini - Tevez has certainly continued to rebel and shock his fans.
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His refusal to come on as a substitute in Munich highlighted the issues with professional players of this generation. He was cocky, big-headed and greedy when he chose not to support his teammates at a time they needed him dearly.
His off the pitch antics will not be fondly remembered by any of his supporters but on the pitch, Tevez will surely be remembered lovingly.
When on the green-grass, he would give 100% for the jersey he was donning albeit West Ham, Manchester United or Manchester City.
There is no denying the quality he possesses either.
His record as a striker in England has been astonishing: 74 goals in just 138 games for City, 34 in 99 games for United and seven in 22 at West Ham.
Tevez has been a gem in front of goal.
Speaking ahead of his move, Mancini described Tevez as an “extraordinary’ player. Speaking to TuttoJuve.com, he said: “He is an extraordinary player, capable, with great technique and talent.
"He will certainly do well at Juventus. I can’t wait to see him in action in Italy.”
Mancini spoke tenderly of Tevez - despite their obvious difference.
He leaves Manchester City with a bittersweet taste but one thing is for sure, Tevez will be hugely successful at Juventus, at-least on the pitch.
Carlos Tevez we salute you for keeping us entertained on and off the pitch. Good luck in Turin.
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