Carlos Tevez returns to Manchester City ready to build bridges
Published 14/02/2012 | 14:55
Carlos Tevez has arrived back in Manchester - and is ready to begin repairing his reputation with City's fans.
That's the view of Kia Joorabchain, Tevez's adviser, who says the Manchester City's controversial former captain could still have a huge influence on City's season.
"From a football point of view Carlos can only be an asset," said Joorachian. "Clearly he has a lot of repairs to do with the fans. He is ready to apologise."
Tevez flew into Manchester airport this afternoon accompanied by his family.
The 28-year-old has been in Argentina without the club's permission since November but has now said he wants to resume his City career.
Tevez, who was frustrated in his bid to secure a transfer last month, said in a TV interview yesterday that "the most important thing for me is to return to get fit".
Tevez has not played for City since the infamous Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich in September, when he was accused of refusing to warm up.
Manager Roberto Mancini initially said Tevez was "finished" at City as a result, but has recently appeared open to the possibility of the striker playing for the club again.
Mancini, however, has previously stated Tevez would need to apologise to be considered for selection.
Tevez also said in his interview with Fox Sports in Argentina: "I do not think I was wrong, but if they [the club] think so I apologise.
"I am ready to return, to win and do the best for the club's shirt."