Date: 29th September 2011 at 6:44pm
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Carlos Tevez

Not so funny now is it City fans?

It seems Carlos Tevez’s City ordeal could be over with the news that a club has finally decided to take a chance on the Argentinean striker.

The BBC notes:

Irish League club Limavady United have offered Manchester City superstar Carlos Tevez an escape route from his troubles with the Premier League club.

The County Londonderry team’s vice-chairman David Brewster faxed City on Wednesday afternoon offering to take the multi-million pound striker on loan for the rest of the season.

It follows City manager Roberto Mancini’s vow that Tevez would never play for him again after the Argentina international failed to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich in a Uefa Champions League game on Tuesday night.

Limavady United play in the second tier of Northern Ireland football, with opponents including Harland and Wolff Welders and Ballinamallard FC.

Mr Brewster said the club would be willing to take Tevez on loan and keep him fit, if City agreed to continue to pay his wages.

“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,” his statement said.

“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.

“Limavady United play in the championship in Northern Ireland and our manager would be happy to accommodate Mr Tevez within his squad.

“Naturally, our club would not be in a position to discharge Mr Tevez’s wages but I am sure you can see the advantages of keeping him match fit prior to any possible sale.”

The offer has yet to receive a response from Manchester City.

Fair play to Limavady for taking a punt on Tevez when most of football seems destined to turn their back on him. Maybe he can do a job agains the mighty Wolff Welders.