Marwood downplays Tevez rumours

by Michelle Fortune , 14 March 2013

Manchester City are planning to hold further talks with Carlos Tevez in the summer, but the club's football administration officer Brian Marwood insists the striker is happy at the Etihad Stadium.

After a difficult 2011-12 season, which saw Tevez miss several months due to his self-imposed exile, the striker has bounced back with 15 goals in 28 appearances for Roberto Mancini's side, but reports have suggested the club were considering letting him go in the summer.

Tevez's contract in the summer of 2014 and City risk losing him on a free transfer if he decides not to sign a new deal.

Marwood is not unduly worried by the reports of Tevez's future because he believes he is happy at City and is confident he will sign a new deal.

"Everyone knows Carlos only has a year left on his contract but he has been fantastic for Manchester City, his scoring record, his tenacity, his energy," Marwood is quoted as saying in the Daily Star.

"I think he is in a good place at the moment. Roberto Mancini has talked about extending Tevez's contract and these conversations will continue in the summer.

"We have had no offers and Carlos is happy at the club. Discussions will take place at the end of the season in terms of his future at City."

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