City players welcome Carlos Tevez back

Manchester City players David Silva and Joleon Lescott have welcomed temperamental striker Carlos Tevez back to their squad,

The Argentina international has recently returned from a self-enforced exile in his homeland, and after apologising to the club will be considered for a place in Roberto Mancini’s squad once more.

David Silva has hailed the potential impact of the returning attacker, and feels Tevez is an important player for the Etihad Stadium outfit.

“I just saw him this morning for the first time at training,” the Spain international told Sky Sports.

“I just wished him all the very best before he left. He was a very important player for us. If he is back with us, then perfect.

“Carlos is a great player and if he is physically fit he would be a very good player to have.

“But it will be down to the coaches and the technical team to decide who plays and who doesn’t,” the playmaker stated.

Despite Tevez’s reputation for scandal and controversy, Lescott does not feel the forward will make any waves upon his return to the team.

“No-one here sees Carlos as a disruption.

“If we can all get together and push in the same direction I am sure it’s a positive for the club.

“With us, Carlos has never been an issue, and we are confident that if he does get his chance, he will score a lot of goals,” the England defender finished.

By Gareth McKnight

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