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Gill: Tevez For The Long Term

David Gill speaks out after the Tevez saga and claims we did not sign the player for only two years.

The frustrating saga is finally over and Carlos Tevez could make his United debut on Wednesday, due to the injury of Wayne Rooney.

United's chief executive Gill, with apparent relief, said that FIFA should step in and clear the case of third-party ownership that is banned in England but not unusual in other parts of the world.

'I wouldn't disagree that the third-party ownership needs clarifying,' he said. 'That needs FIFA to do something.

'As a club, you need to step back, look at it and understand it.

'Ultimately, we want to secure the services of a player, under terms we believe are appropriate and acceptable for a period that we want, and, in the nicest possible sense, we control the player, in the nicest possible sense, during that period.

'We have to deal with reality. The most important thing is for the club to know where they stand and for the authorities to know where they stand.

'It was a difficult situation but there were a lot of other issues surrounding it which, in my opinion, made it more complicated than it needed to be.'


The Argentinian striker has been signed on a two-year loan deal but United have first refusal on him - in practical terms, he can't go anywhere unless we want to sign him. And Gill says we plan to do so.

'Everything is in place for Carlos and Manchester United to agree a long-term deal and we are very comfortable with the arrangement,' he added.

'We are looking at it very positively with a view that he will be the player he can be for Manchester United and that it will be an easy decision to exercise our option.

'That is our goal. We are not looking at two years, we are looking at a long-term arrangement.'


The club does not have to wait until the expiry of Tevez's loan deal: if they wish to sign the player on a permanent transfer, they can do it at any stage during the next two years. So if Tevez scores a hattrick at Portsmouth and the Glazers approve it, he can be signed on Thursday!

Only joking of course but hopefully he'll turn out to be a massive player for us and will prove worthy of a permanent deal.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 13 2007

Time: 4:44PM

Your Comments

Tevez will start at Pompey, Fergie confirmed. He does not have much of a choice but he must settle in very quickly.
midlothian99
hes a quality player and that fact that he played in the premiership last season makes me think he will settle straight away. im gonna have a little bet on him getting a hat trick
rooneyisgod
 

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