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Tevez checks in and aims for the title

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez breezed into the City of Manchester Stadium today and immediately promised City fans to put his striking talents towards a Premier League title challenge with Mark Hughes' men.

The bubbly Argentine forward was delighted with the welcoming committee of Blues die-hards gathered to greet the latest City signing in manager Hughes' remarkable summer of high-profile transfer business.

Tevez revealed to mcfc.co.uk that his controversial move across the city had been given the thumbs up from his Argentina coach Diego Maradona as well as his new club team-mate and fellow countryman Pablo Zabaleta.

But the 25-year-old former West Ham and Reds striker left nobody in an doubt as to why he has transferred his allegiance to the Blues after City boss Hughes outlined his ambitious plans for not-too-distant future.

New boy Carlos beamed: "I'm very happy and excited to be here and I'd like to thank the fans. I can't wait to start working with my new team-mates.

"Money was not the most important thing about my move. I have a coach who wants me and a good fan-base and environment around me. I'm excited about working with Mark Hughes and building a good relationship with him. 

"The coach and the owners of the Club made me understand the reality at Manchester City - it was a very important decision for me to make ... it is a bit of a strange sensation for me to be back again in Manchester.

"The objective is to win the League, that is what we have talked about and I'm here to make my contribution to the cause on a daily basis. I'm here to win things and I make that pledge now to my team-mates and our fans.

"I will give everything to help City become one of the biggest and most important clubs in England - and win some trophies. But it is very important to remember that I am just one more player to add to the strength of the squad, one more player working with the coach and my new team-mates to help us win trophies for City."

Tevez admitted that he grilled Zabaleta about life at new-look City and was happy with what he heard - and that the opinion that matters most to a patriotic Argentine was also favourable when it came to the crunch.

Carlos said: "This will be a very challenging season for me - I have no assurances about my place and must win the respect of my team-mates as I fight to be first choice. Then it is the World Cup next summer. I will work hard to achieve these goals.

"It was important to speak to Pablo, and he talked in a wonderful way about City - it was good to be able to get his input. And Diego is very happy and very supportive of my move. He wants his players to be happy at their club."     


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