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Limavady United prepared to take Tevez off City's hands

The Northern Irish minnows “would be perfectly willing to take Mr. Tevez on loan for the rest of the season”.

Sad Carlos: in need of a lifeline.
Sad Carlos: in need of a lifeline.
Image: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

WHERE THE REST of the football world saw the archetypal petulant, overpaid pro, David Brewster, the vice-chairman of Northern Irish second tier side Limavady United, saw an opportunity.

After hearing of Roberto Mancini’s declaration that tantrum-throwing Carlos Tevez would never again play for Manchester City, the enterprising Derry executive faxed a transfer offer to the Premier League giants:

“Pursuant to the well publicised comments of your manager yesterday evening to the effect that Carlos Tevez would not be permitted to play for your club again, may I on behalf of Limavady United FC indicate our willingness to assist you with a difficult problem…

“We would be perfectly willing to take Mr Tevez on loan for the remainder of the season or until transfer, thereby permitting him to play football but without the risk of being cup-tied for the Champions League.”

Though Limavady have, according to the BBC, yet to receive an official response from City, they’ve already set about preparing for the Argentine’s arrival. Rory McIlroy tweeted a picture the club’s newest mural.

Forget about the money for a minute, though; surely the key question is whether or not Limavady is closer to Argentina than Manchester?

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