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Tevez wants long-term City stay

April 30, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has performed a complete u-turn since going on strike earlier this season and now claims he wants to stay at Eastlands.

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Tevez looked destined to leave City in January after fleeing to Argentina following his refusal to warm-up prior to a Champions League tie in Munich last September and subsequent bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini.

The Argentina international was desperate to manufacture a move away from City but after potential transfers to Italian side AC Milan and former club Corinthians failed to materialise in January he eventually returned to City.

Tevez has subsequently triggered a revival if City's title challenge, scoring against West Brom before grabbing a hat-trick in the six-goal hammering of Norwich.

He is expected to start Monday night's Premier League title match with city-rivals Manchester United and now claims he wants to be around a lot longer than the end of this season.

"This club has been building something special for the last few years,'' Tevez told the Manchester Evening News. "It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place.

"I've been here since the start of that project and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.

"He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success.

"I am an ambitious person. I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me, as a player and a person.''