Where to next for Carlos Tévez?
There's only one
Tévez did all he could to remain with the Red Devils, but he has been forced to look elsewhere. "El Apache" grew increasingly frustrated with how he had been treated by Man. United boss
Like other talented South Americans, most notably
Ferguson may have his reasons -- after all, he's one of the most celebrated managers in history -- but not everyone thinks alike. Tévez's contributions at United may not have convinced the Scotsman, but they impressed rival clubs who are willing to dish out large sums of cash in an attempt to sign him. While English clubs Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are the frontrunners to secure his services, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have also joined the race.
No matter which of these clubs Tévez finally joins, he's destined to be successful. At United, he displayed why he is considered to be one of the most exciting attackers in the game. If he ends up signing for another Premier League club, he may have the opportunity to come back to haunt Man U. Tévez not only will be motivated by playing week-in, week-out, but a starting role at a competitive club, he'd improve his chances of earning a regular place with the Argentine national team. With the World Cup just around the corner this would be a smart move.
Here are Tévez's five most likely destinations, in order of their likelihood:
What reduces the chances of it happening, however, is that he may see such a move as a step backwards. City isn't a European powerhouse, and even if it does become the new version of Chelsea in the near future, Tévez wants instant success. Having won titles at Man. United, Boca Juniors and Corinthians, Tévez would prefer a bigger challenge. But money talks -- if City offers him a lucrative deal, Carlitos won't hesitate to accept it.
Madrid's archrival Barcelona also showed an interest in
Still, any player would have to consider a move to Inter and to play for