Well that was much a do about nothing wasn’t it?
Carlos Tevez, the Argentina and Manchester City forward has formally withdrawn his transfer request at the City of Manchester Stadium, just 10 days after he had passed it on to the Manchester City hierarchy.
“Carlos and the club are keen to focus on the opportunities ahead and his contract remains unchanged,” said a statement on behalf of the club’s board.
So what exactly has changed in the last 10 days? What has happened to the homesick striker, desperate to return to his homeland to be with his family, whose relationship with officials at the club had “broken down beyond repair.”
Apparently, nothing but a change in heart from the forward, who since moving from Manchester United, has bagged 39 goals for the mega-rich club.
No new contract has been forthcoming, City have been keen to stress, but whether a behind-closed-doors deal, allowing the striker to leave at the end of the season, has been made, we will probably never know.
For now though the striker, much coveted by the likes of Internazionale and Real Madrid, will captain City once more in their match against Everton at Eastlands.
Should City emerge victorious against an Everton side who have won on four of their last five visits to the City of Manchester Stadium, then they’ll be sitting pretty on top of the table at Christmas, for the first time since 1929.