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Tevez To Join For Whopping Fee - Is He Worth It?

Tevez To Join For Whopping Fee - Is He Worth It?

United will sign Carlos Tevez on a permanent deal worth Ł32million which is, quite frankly, an enormous amount.

What is certain that United and MSI have reached an agreement: David Gill has confirmed it on the official website.

'We have spoken to Carlos and see him as part of our long-term squad,' revealed Gill.

'We have been pleased with his first season. He is a good age - a great player and well liked within the team.

'We know what we have to do and what we have to pay. The only issue is that we would have to sort out a long-term contract for him.

'But it's not a problem - we can do it in September, October, November or December. Sir Alex has explained it to him and he is very comfortable with it.'

It's all good and I agree with it. However, Ł32m for any player is massive - it would be a British transfer record and if reports are true, we had to pay last year for taking him on loan as well.

Of course the Glazers are free to decide how much money to spend but I was under the impression that we would like to sign another striker, presumably Berbatov who would cost around Ł25million. Now, the combined cost would be Ł57m and I find it difficult to believe that without major sales we can finance such spending. So those vows of keeping Ronaldo sound a bit hollow now...

But we'll see, of course. Tevez, with his 19 goals and a lot of them very important ones, is an important player - and it is imagineable that we would spend Ł57m without selling anyone - or at least anyone apart from Pique who's already gone and Saha who is bound to depart.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Time: 7:38PM

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These sensationalist headlines do not tell the truth - the deal is more likely to be £15-16 million up front, and the rest depending on appearances, etc. Which is a fair amount for a 24 year old international top class striker who is already proven in our team.
26/07/2008 19:59:00
Wow - talk about trying to buy the title... Kidding, of course. Tevez had a pretty good season last time around - didn't get much press because of CR but it's probably worthwhile spending. Although I think it's crazy how inflated prices are these days!
26/07/2008 20:07:00
It is alot of money but when i see Barry priced at £18 million, i can grin and bear it.
26/07/2008 20:11:00
lol, bare it*
26/07/2008 20:14:00
I think the 32mil is paper trash. As u4l said, the actual fees will be something like 15-16mil pounds which is a bargain!
26/07/2008 20:16:00
Yeah but u4l - English players are apparently worth so much more than foreign ones... If Cristiano Ronaldo was English, Real would have to sell the Bernabau to be able to even think about making a bid!
26/07/2008 20:29:00
it will be interesting to see how high it really is. 32m is a crazy sum when you consider it would be the highest ever in the EPL, and as good as Tevez is, he isn't really worthy of such prestige. then again, just look at Sheva.
26/07/2008 20:57:00
that's it - you just go out and buy the title!
26/07/2008 21:11:00
i agree united4life, if barry is worth 18 million then we are getting a bargain.
26/07/2008 21:16:00
According the that rag the "NOTW" Manure have pulled out of the Berbatov bid - no wonder if this midget is worth $32 Mil, then Berba, who scores more goals, is better in the air, and can lay off the ball as good as Tevez would be worth much more. On the other hand Lord Fergie knows Spurs will sell him to any Euro club cheaper than they would to Manure and even Fergie knows he's beaten. Of course, maybe he has also chickened out as he knows he's toast for "Tapping up" Berba and is still sore from Mr. Levy shoving the "Jumped-Up Hairdresser's" infamous hairdryer up his boozy butt at full heat! Of, course I'm sure Manure supporters on here will pan Berba now after lusting after him a few days ago - too bad bumpkins - gee, before the season starts it's Spurs 1 Manure 0 - come on you Spurs!
27/07/2008 04:29:00
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