27 Jun 2013

Tevez joins Juventus

8:45 am on 27 June 2013

The rollercoaster ride of Argentine striker Carlos Tevez at English Premier League football side Manchester City is over, with Tevez joining Italian champions Juventus.

Tevez completed his move to Juventus from City on Thursday, with Juve's official Twitter feed confirming the move.

The 29-year-old, who joined City from bitter Manchester rivals United in 2009, is expected to cost the Turin club up to $30 million, according to a Press Association report.

Tevez, who began his spell in England in the 2006/07 season with West Ham and became a folk hero there by scoring the goal that preserved their Premier League status in 2006, captained City to the 2011 FA Cup victory two years after leaving Manchester United when his relationship with then-manager Alex Ferguson deteriorated.

However, his relationship with City manager Roberto Mancini reached a lower level than with Ferguson as he was stripped of the captaincy and then refused to warm-up when told to during a Champions League match with Bayern Munich in the 2011/12 campaign.

Even though Mancini has since been sacked by City, Tevez is seen as surplus to requirements by Manuel Pellegrini, as the new coach seeks to build in his own style.