Carlos Tevez: I asked to leave Manchester City


New Juventus signing Carlos Tevez has revealed that he asked new Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini for a transfer away from the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentine striker completed his move away from City and joined Seria A champions Juventus yesterday in a deal worth around £12million.

Tevez spent four years with City and experienced quite an up-and-down career with the Premier League side.

He was instrumental in their Premier League title-winning campaign and also during their FA Cup victory, but he also went AWOL when he refused to come on as a substitute and took an unexpected vacation away from the club.

During his first press conference as a Juve player, Tevez admitted that he asked Pellegrini for the transfer as he felt his time in England was all-but over.

He told reporters: "I thank Juventus for the effort they have done to bring me here. And I thank Manchester City for the beautiful years they gave me.

"I talked to Pellegrini, telling him that I wanted to go away from Manchester City because I considered my cycle ended there."

In the same conference, Tevez then revealed that there was interest from AC Milan and he admitted speaking to the Milan president.

Tevez added: "The interest from AC Milan? Let me be very clear. I spoke with Adriano Galliani just one year ago, for two or three times in my life.

"Now I'm a Juventus player and I'm happy here. I can give to the team my experience and my quality."


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