Posted on May 25, 2009
Carlos Tevez wants to help Manchester United retain the Champions League against Barcelona before giving any further thought to his future.
It is expected Tevez will leave Old Trafford next month, once his two-year loan deal expires.
United chief executive David Gill is planning more talks with Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian before the Argentina star finally resolves his future but the indications for weeks have been a complete break is the likely outcome.
The major stumbling block appears to be United’s refusal to pay the final installment of an agreed £32million transfer of the player’s registration, even though Tevez wants to stay.
However, the 25-year-old is determined to put discussion about his future on hold until the Red Devils’ European fate is sealed.
“I want to win the European Cup for the club and the fans,” he told Zoo Magazine.
“After that we will talk about the future.
“I really like it here and want to be part of the success but right now I don’t want anything to distract me from my football.”
Tevez is in the happy position of counting both contenders for the title of best player in the world as team-mates.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been aiding United’s quest for an unprecedented double double, while Barca’s Lionel Messi will also be part of the Argentina squad aiming to win the next World Cup in South Africa.
Diplomatically, Tevez refuses to split them, although it is clear the winner of their personal duel stands an excellent chance of lifting the European Cup on Wednesday night.
“Everybody considers them to be the best football players in the world,” said Tevez.
“Some people will say Messi is the best and some people will say Ronaldo is the best. For me, they are both as special as each other.
“To have them both on the same pitch should be great entertainment for the fans.”