Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted he is unsure how long his captain, Carlos Tevez will remain at the club.
Tevez handed in a transfer request in December, before finally singing a new 5 year deal, but the damage was still done.
This week has seen the emergence of new reports suggesting the players agent wants to move the player back to Brazil, to Corinthians, although not four a couple of years.
Mancini was asked if he thought keeping hold of Tevez would be a problem, and replied, “I don’t know this.
“I’m happy for Carlos because he has scored 50 goals for Manchester City and I hope he can continue to score, but in football it is impossible to know what will happen in the future. I hope Carlos can continue to play here.”
Tevez has a tremendous strike rate for the club, having scored 50 goals in just 73 appearances, and despite being a substitute for the Fa Cup game on Sunday, may return to the starting line up for City’s home game against Aris Salkonika in the Europa League.
Mancini was quick to insist he wasn’t too bothered about speculation regarding his star strikers future, saying, “At this moment, I am worried only about the game, not about other things,” he said.
“I am worried about the championship and the cups. For the moment, Carlos is here, he plays for Manchester City.
“He is important, but in the squad there are more than 20 players who are all important.
“It is normal when you have a striker like Carlos, or Mario (Balotelli) or (Edin) Dzeko, that it is important they play. But I don’t know what will happen next year.”