The summer is coming towards an end and Carlos Tevez remains on the books at Manchester City, something which isn’t a complete surprise when you consider there are very few football clubs in the world that can afford the player’s unbelievable salary.
City are one of those clubs and the striker looks likely to be part of the squad to face Swansea City on Monday 15 August, with Roberto Mancini happy for Tevez to be in the reckoning for the season ahead.
The Manchester City manager expects his player to apply himself if selected for the team, with Mancini now having the selection dilemma of who to include out of Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko.
He said: “He doesn’t have another team. Carlos is a professional player. If he doesn’t have another team in the next 10 days or two weeks I think he will play for us and play serious like last year, like always.”
Tevez is not the only troubled striker that Mancini has to motivate, with Balotelli also claiming that he doesn’t like Manchester, although the City boss is philosophical, saying: “I think he wanted to say he is missing his family and friends. I have spoken with him many times. He loves the supporters and team-mates and likes to play in the Premier League”.