BBC Sport’s Chief football writer Phil McNulty has the best analysis around Tevez’s importance for ManUtd and Man City now the Argentinean has agreed a deal worth £150k/week at Eastlands and around £25m to put his pen down on said paper.
The absence of Tevez, as well as the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, makes more room in the middle for Wayne Rooney – a superior talent and goalscorer to the Argentina international.
This, however, does not make him a questionable purchase by Hughes. He is an upgrade on what City currently have and he will be at a club where – and even Eastlands fans must recognise this – aspirations and expectations are currently on an entirely different level.
Would a huge outlay on Tevez have taken United on to another level? No. Will a huge outlay on Tevez improve City and help them towards their eventual target? Every chance. This alone makes perfect sense of City’s new signing.
He fulfils two time-honoured transfer criteria. Is he better than what City currently have? Can they afford him? Yes, and most emphatically yes.
McNulty correctly outlines that A. Tevez wasn’t worth the money to assure a stay at OT and B. ManUtd have a superior talent, Wayne Rooney, already.
Source: BBC Sport.