Carlos Tevez looks set to extend his stay in Italy with Juventus after his agent admitted the striker will soon hold talks with the Italian giants to discuss a new contract.
The former Argentina international has shone during his time in Serie A, scoring an incredible 31 league goals in his first season at Juve, before opening this new campaign with six goals in his first five appearances of the year. With a number of clubs rumoured to be keen on signing the 30-year-old, it looks as though Juve will look to tie Tevez down to a new deal in order to cool that interest.
Tevez had been linked with a move away from Juve in the summer after reports that Roberto Mancini was in line to replace Antonio Conte as manager. Tevez and Mancini had gone through a public falling-out during their time in Manchester and the suggestion Mancini could be on his way to Juve had led some Blue Square fans to believe Tevez would be on his way in the summer. The arrival of Massimiliano Allegri put an end to those rumours, however, and Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchian has now come out to reveal the striker is happy and plans to stay at the club he joined from Manchester City last year.
“Carlos is really, really happy. We are calm, the situation is relaxed. Carlos still has a year-and-a-half of his deal. We will have talks. Carlos loves the club and here is the time to talk with (Giuseppe) Marotta (Juventus CEO).”
After playing an instrumental role as Juve cruised to their third straight league title, Tevez will be looking to repeat his achievements and help La Vecchia Signora to their 31st league Serie A title and further cement themselves as Italy’s undisputed dominant force.