PSG chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi has claimed that Manchester City striker demanded too higher wages when offered a chance to move to France and that is what prevented the deal going through, according to Sky Sports News.
Tevez was seemingly on his way out of the Etihad last season but seems to have put his differences aside with boss Roberto Mancini and has started the season well, but it could have been very different according to Al Khelaifi.
“If the transfer was not sorted out, it was not because he didn’t want to come, but because we didn’t accept his wage demands,” Al-Khelaifi told Germany’s Sportbild.
“He wanted to come. We don’t pay too big wages to our players. Last winter Carlos Tevez asked too much and didn’t match the club’s philosophy. So we refused.”
Despite being one of the richest clubs in the world, Al-Khelaifi is refusing to simply throw money at players just to make them come to Paris and Tevez would not get his own way.
“We take big care of our expenses. For example, Thiago Silva does not earn one more cent than what he earned at AC Milan. To me, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the best forward in the world,” the chairman added.