Carlos Tevez Withdraws His Transfer Request at Manchester City

Ieuan BeynonCorrespondent IIIDecember 20, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Carlos Tevez of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on November 21, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Breaking news coming out of Eastlands tonight: Argentine talisman Carlos Tevez has withdrawn his transfer request and committed his future to the club.

It has been reported that he has had clear the air talks with the club's staff and is now fully committed to the club and the project that is taking place at Eastlands.

His contract will remain the same and everything will resume as normal, for now.

City fans, meanwhile, are ready to vent their frustration tonight at the game against Everton.

It was reported early on Monday that the owners were on their way over to Manchester to try and resolve the situation.

Thoughts are rife that the whole transfer request was initiated by Tevez's adviser Kia Joorabchain. But it looks like City has stayed firm and refuted any move in regards to changing the striker's contract.

With all the negative press surrounding both Tevez and the club over the last week, this is the perfect outcome for the City faithful.

They keep their star-striker, and presumably their captain, on board until at the least the end of the season.

They are also going into a must-win game against Everton on a high and looking to take top spot over Christmas for the first time in 81 years.

A lot of respect must go out to the three people who have handled themselves impeccably over the last week.

Firstly, Manager Roberto Mancini has failed to become agitated with the constant question of the state of his squad and the whole Tevez ordeal.

Then, you have to respect what Brian Marwood and Garry Cook must have done to resolve the issue.

It was always likely that Tevez would withdraw his request, but both Marwood and Cook have been in constant contact with a number of the parties to get the matter sorted.

One thing wins high over everything else here though, ladies and gentlemen: no player is ever bigger than the their club.