£22m reasons why United can breathe a huge sigh of relief


Football FanCast guest columnist Tom Morton wonder if United
are breathing a huge sigh of relief that they didn't pursue the Tevez transfer,
especially with these reported hidden costs.

If
Manchester City thought they had got one over on United by enticing Carlos
Tevez to turn his back on Old Trafford to go to Eastlands, then today's
revelations paint and all but different picture and one that highlights have
clearly been taken for a ride. £47m is the reported fee that Carlos Tevez will
cost City, according to the Times
and possibly a whole lot of aggro.

Although
Kia Joorabchian has since come out and dismissed the claims, I do question as
to why a publication like the Times would
come out with such a revelation, unless they had reliable sources. If MSI are going
to come out and sue the newspaper then I'll happily stand corrected, but there
appears to be some muddy waters here to me and as West Ham found out to their
cost that these 3rd Party ownerships have their problems and not to
mention hidden costs, so is it so hard to believe that there were certain
clauses that had to be met when Manchester City bought the player out of this
agreement?

Obviously Man City supporters wouldn't give one
iota at the fee paid, given their great wealth, but I cannot help but feel that
there will be more to this and will see some investigations into the deal,
which in itself could have potential repercussions on the football club. They
are already being investigated about the signing of Jeremy Helan so I am sure
that the likes of UEFA and FIFA will be keeping a watchful eye over where this
alleged extra £22m money has gone. Man City have apparently refused to
comment on the reports at present, so it will be interesting to see their take
on them. I bet the directors at United and Sir Alex Ferguson are breathing a
huge sigh of relief that they didn't take their interest in signing him any
further, especially when they had seen the added extra costs in the small
print.

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