• Premier League

Tevez wants long-term City stay

ESPN staff
April 30, 2012

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has pledged his future to the club ahead of Monday's potential title decider against rivals Manchester United.

The news completes a remarkable U-turn from Tevez, who did not play for the club between September and March following a row with Roberto Mancini during a Champions League tie at Bayern Munich.

Since returning to the team, Tevez has helped bring about a renaissance in City's push for a maiden Premier League crown, providing a key assist against Chelsea and scoring a hat-trick against Norwich.

"This club has been building something special for the last few years," he told the Manchester Evening News. "It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place. I've been here since the start of that project and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.

"He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success. I am an ambitious person. I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me, as a player and a person."

City will go top of the Premier League table with two games remaining if they beat United at the Etihad Stadium.

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