Carlos Tevez has given his strongest indication yet that he will leave Manchester United in the summer.
Argentina forward indicates he could leave United in summer
Carlos Tevez has given his strongest indication yet that he will leave Manchester united in the summer.
The Argentine is currently nearing the end of a two-year loan deal at Old Trafford, and Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said the club are keen to extend his stay.
But speculation over the forward's future continues to linger and during Wednesday night's 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over Arsenal, Tevez looked frustrated when he was replaced by striker Dimitar Berbatov on 66 minutes.
And now the 25-year-old has revealed he is leaning more towards a departure come the end of the season, with the Primera Division his preferred destination.
Tevez told Cadena COPE
: "It's true I've spent a lot of time on the bench and I'd like to play more. But every time I'm given a chance I do all I can to do well and take full advantage.
"Yes, it's like that, it's true I see myself more leaving United than staying here.
"I don't see why I should lie to people or anything because the fans support me a lot as you can see. So I don't have any reason to lie to them.
"While I wear the United shirt I will leave my life on the pitch. You can see that in every game I play. I respect people a lot and I'm grateful to them.
"My future? I don't know what will happen for my future. I would like to go to Spain, yes, but I don't know yet.
"I have no preference for a team . . . we'll see.
"With respect to the fans and the history of Manchester United, I don't want to leave the club. But from a personal aspect, my exit will be the best solution.
"I need continuity in the team to offer my best. If this doesn't happen I believe this will be my last year."
Red Devils attacker Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has voiced his hope that Tevez, who has made 16 Premier League starts this term, remains with the Premier League and European champions.
He said in The Sun
: "He's a great player. United have to keep their best players and Carlos is one of the best.
"I've played with him for two years now and we know each other well."