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Carlos Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian claims Tevez will “respect” his contract at Manchester City even if he fails to secure a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Tevez looked set to secure a move to Corinthians this week, but the move collapsed as the Brazilian giants could not find enough time to finalise a deal before their transfer window slammed shut.
Although the Argentina striker is desperate to leave Manchester City this summer for family reasons, Joorabchian claims Tevez will not be disappointed by Corinthians’ withdrawal.
“I think Carlos is a very calm person,” Joorabchian told Sky Sports News. “He’s neither disappointed nor happy. He’s very calm. We waited to see how the deal would be structured and he tried to keep out of it in terms of insisting on anything.
“Now he’ll go on holiday after the Copa America and see what happens. There was a concrete offer on the table, and it was very close to being negotiated and agreed, but unfortunately it didn’t go through. There’s not really any speculation from our standpoint (on what happens next).
“He’s still a City player and he will respect that. We will keep it like that until there’s something else concrete on the table.”
It has been suggested that a lack of ‘proof of funds’ is to blame for the breakdown in talks, however, Joorabchian insists that Corinthians had the money to seal the deal.
“It had nothing to do with proof of funds,” he said. “Obviously there will be active people at City that might try to put some sort of spin on it, but I don’t think the top management really believe it. They are both FIFA clubs, both FIFA members, and it would be almost impossible for Corinthians not to pay.
“They are the largest club in Brazil. There would not be any issue with it. It is almost like Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United not paying. They are the largest club in South America and with that kind of revenue, I don’t think that would be an issue.”