14 Jul 2009

Tevez off to Man City

8:03 am on 14 July 2009

The English football club Manchester City have agreed a five-year deal to sign former West Ham and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez.

The 25-year-old Argentine forward, who left Old Trafford last month, will complete his move subject to a medical.

City boss Mark Hughes says he's an international of the highest class who possesses all the attributes to help drive them forward.

Hughes says this is yet another deal that shows the commitment of the owner to make the club the very best it can be.

Tevez, who will wear the number 32 shirt at Eastlands, spent a season with West Ham before joining United on an extended loan deal in 2007.

He started 99 league and cup matches for Sir Alex Ferguson's team and scored 34 goals, but decided to leave despite being offered a permanent contract.