Tevez: Jumping to another patch?
Despite the goals, the triumphant wins and the adoration of Eastlands' fans, Tevez would rather be elsewhere, whether he admits it this week or not.
He doesn't much care for the weather in Manchester or the UK in general, and his family is thousands of miles away in South America.
Combine that with the fact he doesn't much speak the language and hasn't settled into his surroundings, and perhaps it's time to consider that Tevez is mismatched and unhappy for mostly non-football related reasons.
Then again, there are more than a few football-related reasons why, all of a sudden, Tevez's name and world class skills are suddenly obsolete in the blue half of Manchester.
Talk about a young buck making an immediate impact in his first match.
Minutes into his first appearance since his high-profile, £35-million move from Atletico Madrid, Agüero not only scored City's second goal against Swansea but followed it up with an assist to David Silva and a 90th-minute ringer to seal the 4-0 win.
Agüero's flair, intangibles and pliability within City's stacked roster of attacking options make him a welcome alternative to Carlos Tevez, only insofar as he is a Tevez who is happy to be here.
After Week 3 in the Premier League, new No. 10 Edin Dzeko has clocked in with six goals, leading the league in scoring.
It's quite a turnaround from a few months ago, when the Bosnian striker and German Bundesliga Wunderkind was considered a flop and a waste of £27 million by many.
Dzeko's first goal in the 2011 season opener looked almost the gift of a right place/right time scenario.
But if you had questions about his ability or will to score, Dzeko's hat trick in Manchester City's five-goal demolition of Tottenham cleared that up.
And he claims that this team will get only better.
Strange to think that David Silva (left) and Yaya Toure (center) battled each other only two seasons ago in Spain as Silva's Valencia sought to challenge the supremacy of the mighty Barcelona.
For some, it was surprising that either would want to leave La Liga's bright skies for cloudy Manchester in the first place.
Maybe they knew something better was in the works. Now Silva and Toure apply their awesome technical skill in a potent midfield attack behind pacy strikers.
Most top teams have one offensive playmaker, but City have two. And between hat-tricking forwards and midfielders adding fourth and fifth goals, there may not be much room for Tevez to squeeze in here.
Samir Nasri arrived from Arsenal only a week ago, but the league's best passing talent has already started to instigate for Manchester City in a way that will only keep goals flowing, whether or not Nasri scores many of them himself.
WIth Nigel de Jong and Gareth Barry honorably taking up the more defensive midfield duties, Nasri can plug in perfectly with Yaya Toure and Silva to run roughshod in a 4-5-1 attack, if coach Mancini wants to get really aggressive.
Man City have no longer just one offensive superstar, but several. But remember, there is only one ball.
It's a nice problem to have when a manager like Roberto Mancini has to make a choice between who to start where among Nasri, Silva, Yaya and others beyond Dzeko and Agüero making their own case with goals galore.
Then there's Adam Johnson (right), an under-utilized winger with pace and grace who can undo any competitor's defense.
Plus, James Milner (left) adds a strong bulldog-like presence on the sides to City's talent front and center.
Oh, and Mario Balotelli might want to play a few games this season, too.
Manchester City have done well already, making tough decisions like trading long-time fan favorite Richard Dunne to make room for younger and more agile defenders.
Similarly, City has dealt excess talent like Javier Garrido and Roque Santa Cruz to other clubs that might better use them.
Just the same, City has drummed out some of its bad attitudes like Stephen Ireland, a once-loved midfielder who was instrumental in City's rise from the ashes but whose tone turned sour with less playing time.
The door remains open, and Carlos Tevez should beware the strong currents present during this whirlwind title run.
With two exemplary years at Manchester City plus a pair at Manchester United after a stint at West Ham, where he helped save the club from certain doom, Carlos Tevez can consider his time in the English Premier League a remarkable success.
Many a player in the EPL have requested transfers from one club to another within England, simply to be closer to home or to find a better work/life balance.
Moving on, it is time Man City allow Tevez a more suitable home, either in warmer climes or at home in Argentina. Tevez, no matter where he lands, will keep the goals coming.
Andy Frye has written for ESPN.com, Chicago Now and covers the EPL here at The Bleacher Report. You can follow his day-in day-out sports mania via @MySportsComplex on Twitter.