Carlos Tévez To Leave Manchester City For Juventus

Manchester City striker Carlos Tévez will undergo a medical at Juventus today as he brings to an end four turbulent years at Eastlands.

City have agreed to sell the Argentine in a transfer which could rise up to £13.5 million after director of football Txiki Begiristain met Juve officials in London yesterday.

Although Tévez is into the final year of his contract with City, last season's Barclays Premier League runners-up could save £6.6m if the striker completes his move to Turin.

Begiristain and new boss Manuel Pellegrini both agreed Tévez, 29, should be allowed to leave and the move will go through provided Tévez passes his medical and agrees personal terms.

Although Juventus will only be paying an initial €9m, a further six could be payable if various clauses are met over the course of what it is believed will be a three-year contract.

It is not expected Tévez will take a pay cut from the £200,000 weekly wage he earns at City, who will save around £6.6m in wages.

Tévez scored 17 goals last season for City

Tévez's transfer sees him join Fernando Llorente at the Bianconeri, as the back-to-back Serie A champions address their striking issue. Gonzalo Higuaín, also a Juventus target, has agreed to join Arsenal.

Signed by West Ham United in 2006 despite being the subject of third party ownership - which is against Premier League rules - Tévez scored the goal that staved off relegation, as the Londoners were hit with a massive £5.5m fine for infringing regulations.

Tévez quickly moved on to Manchester United, where he won two league titles, the Champions League, a League Cup and a Club World Cup.

However, Dimitar Berbatov's arrival in 2008 marginalised Tévez, and his deteriorating relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson meant he had no hesitation in accepting a massive offer from City in 2009.

Tévez was named skipper in 2010 and led the Blues to an FA Cup final win over Stoke City the following year, but simmering discontent between him and Roberto Mancini erupted in Munich when Tévez opted not to warm-up during a Champions League defeat to Bayern.

Mancini reacted furiously, stating after the match Tévez would never play for the club again.

Tévez was subsequently put on "gardening leave" but with a January move not materialising, he returned to the club in February 2012 and earned his place back in Mancini's side, as the Blues ended a 44-year league championship wait.

Although he finished joint top scorer at City with 17 goals last season it was an underwhelming campaign for the Argentine.

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