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Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Jun 25, 2013

Mancini backs Tevez for Juventus

Carlos Tevez is thought to be the league's highest paid player on £198,000-a-week
Tevez is set to join to Serie A champions

Roberto Mancini has tipped Carlos Tevez to be a success in Serie A if he completes his move to Juventus.

According to ESPNFC.com's Gabriele Marcotti, Manchester City have accepted a bid from the Italian champions for the striker and he is expected to leave.

Mancini and Tevez, who has one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, had an up-and-down relationship during their time together in Manchester, with the Italian making the Argentine his captain but later declaring he was “finished” with the club after refusing to warm up to go on in a Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

But Tevez returned to City and, after going six months without a first-team game, helped them win the title in 2011-12 and was a regular for Mancini last season, before the 48-year-old was sacked after the FA Cup final defeat to Wigan.

And former Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter manager Mancini expects Tevez to excel for Juventus, who have been Serie A champions for the last two seasons.

“He is an extraordinary player, capable, with great technique and talent,” Mancini told TuttoJuve.com.

“He will certainly do well at Juventus. I can’t wait to see him in action in Italy.”

City are reported to be receiving an initial fee of €9 million for Tevez, with add-ons that could earn them another €3 million.

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