AC Milan Transfer Rumor: Why the Rossoneri Should Not Sign Carlos Tevez

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IJuly 13, 2012

Carlos Tevez
Carlos TevezChris Brunskill/Getty Images

The rumor about AC Milan expressing interest in Carlos Tevez does not cease to amaze me. It was reported by Corriere Dello Sport with a h/t to Fox Sports in Australia.

The idea of the Rossoneri including Tevez in its 2012-2012 season is not a good one. Tevez may have reconciled with Manchester City and its coach Roberto Mancini but he can be a liability anywhere.

The time has come to enumerate the main reasons why AC Milan should not sign Tevez.


Manchester City Premier League Celebrations

During the victory party for Manchester City after winning the Premier League, Tevez held a poster insulting Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United. The poster was universally condemned, and Tevez did not apologize for his actions.

Patrice Evra of Manchester United was shocked and denounced Tevez's behavior.


Disciplinary Problems with Manchester City During The 2011-2012 Season

Who can forget the behavior of Tevez during the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League season? Tevez was called by Mancini to serve as a substitute during the Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich match.

Tevez refused to play and it did not help Manchester City when it lost its UEFA match to Bayern Munich. Manchester City had to pay for police escort to take Tevez home after the match, according to an article in The Daily Mail.

The situation took another turn when Tevez refused to train with Manchester City teammates. Instead, Tevez went to Argentina and defied Mancini and his club (again) in the process.

AC Milan, Inter Milan and PSG held talks with Manchester City to resolve the Tevez problem without success. In the end, Tevez returned to Manchester City to participate in what remained of the 2011-2012 season.


Goal Magazine Statistics

According to Goal, Tevez received high remarks in his profile for everything except club loyalty. The number for Tevez in club loyalty is 3.5, which is a low score for the magazine.


Carlos Tevez vs. Joey Barton

Manchester FC and Queens Park Rangers faced each other at the end of the 2011-2012 Premier League season. The principal players of the two clubs, Tevez and Barton, were involved in a fight as reported in Goal.

The result was a red card for Barton although it was discovered that Tevez might have started the fight. Mike Dean, who was the referee in this match, admitted that he would have given Tevez a red card as well if he had known this information.



Is Tevez that right person for a football club anywhere in the world after proof of his behavior is well known? The answer is no.

AC Milan should not sign Tevez, taking into account his past behavior.