I will leave Manchester City, insists Carlos Tevez
City have rejected a transfer request from the 26-year-old Argentina striker who has cited family reasons for wanting to depart Eastlands.
Tevez stressed that he has “no personal issue” with manager Roberto Mancini.
But he said: “It is something I have felt for some time and have spent many hours thinking this through.”
In a statement, the Manchester City captain thanked club owner Sheikh Mansour for his “understanding and support”.
Tevez also revealed that he first asked to leave this summer, and claimed he was dissuaded by long-time adviser Kia Joorabchian.
City’s hierarchy have pointed the finger at Iranian businessman Joorabchian, describing his actions in relation to Tevez’s situation as “disappointing”.
But the player himself stated: “I hugely resent suggestions that I have been unduly influenced by others. I wanted to leave in the summer, but was convinced to return. Sadly, my feelings have not changed.
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“I am disappointed that the management should now see fit to try to portray the situation in another light.
“My relationship with certain executives and individuals at the club has broken down and is now beyond repair. I do not wish to expand on this at this stage. They know, because I have told them.”
City claim they have done everything in their power to help their highest-paid player, whose daughters live in Argentina, deal with his personal issues.
His contract with club has three-and-half years to run, and City claimed Joorabchian had, in recent months, been pressing for that deal to be improved and extended.
Tevez joined City from rivals Manchester United last year after a two-year spell at Old Trafford during which he helped win two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Fifa Club World Cup and the Carling Cup.