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Carlos Tevez is easily one of the most important English Premier League players of all time.
I say that because he is the perfect example of what can happen when a player lets off-the-field issues overshadow his spectacular play on the field.
After refusing to play for Corinthians, West Ham United bought him, in hopes of avoiding relegation. He scored seven goals for the Hammers, including a game-winner against Manchester United late in the season, ensuring West Ham's survival.
Then, that summer, Tevez rejected a move to Inter Milan. But in July, Tevez was reportedly on his way to Manchester United. After West Ham tried to block the move, Tevez ended up heading to Manchester, with the help of a FIFA ruling.
After consecutive Premier League titles at United, Tevez informed Sir Alex Ferguson that he no longer wanted to play for United. Soon after, he was on his way to Manchester City.
After scoring 23 goals in his first season at City, Tevez was made captain.
Then he handed in a transfer request halfway through his second season. The club rejected it, and Tevez went on to win the Golden Boot, while helping the squad win the FA Cup.
In September 2011, Tevez was named a substitute and allegedly refused to go on. While he denied the claim and said it was a misunderstanding, Mancini vowed that the Argentine would never play for City again.
Tevez hasn't played since.
Now, Tevez will most likely be transferred once again. The team that buys him hopes that he will win them a trophy or two before his immaturity shines through.
Either way, Tevez is a spectacular player, and he is easily one of the best Premier League strikers of all time. Without a doubt, he is one of the best (if not the craziest) overseas player the EPL has ever seen.