Carlos Tevez has been one of Juventus main threats for Real Madrid in the last two matches of the Champions League. However, very few people know that he could have played those games wearing the white shirt instead of the black and white.
The Argentinean striker was close to signing for Los Blancos in the summer of 2009. At that time, Tevez was playing at Manchester United and he had decided his days in Old Trafford had come to an end, after seeing his minutes of play significantly reduced with the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov.
Back then, Real was going through a complete renewal of the squad. Florentino Perez had just started his second period in charge as president and was willing to bring the best players of the world to beat Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.
Thus, after signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Raul Albiol, he thought the team needed a striker. There were three names on the table: Carlos Tevez, David Villa and Karim Benzema. However, Los Merengues finally bought the Frenchman, as they considered he would be cheaper than the Mapache and the Guaje.
That is why Tevez would finally end up moving to Manchester City for 35 million euros and a five-million a year salary. The striker admitted during his unveiling as a Citizen that he had negotiated with Real Madrid: “They made an offer, but there was no agreement. We had conversations, but in the end it was only Manchester City who showed a great interest, and they are trying to grow signing great players.”