Hammers confirm Tevez deal
Man Utd free to finalise move

By Graeme Bailey Last updated: 03rd August 2007
Hammers confirm Tevez deal

West Ham United have confirmed that they have agreed a deal for Carlos Tevez to leave the club.

The Hammers have revealed that they will receive 2million compensation for the Argentine, who is now free to join Manchester United.

The announcement brings to an end weeks of negotiations and speculation about Tevez's future and also sees the threat of High Court action ended.

Hammers pleased

"I am obviously pleased that we have finally reached the end of this saga through agreement and common sense," said Hammers chairman Eggert Magnusson.

"All parties involved can now move on and truly focus on the new season.

"I wish Carlos Tevez well for the next stage of his playing career. He is a fine player and I am sure he will be successful wherever he plays football.

"Personally, I am looking forward to the next stage of our development as a club and for what I hope will be a very exciting new season in the Premier League."

United are now expected to tie-up Tevez on an initial two-year loan deal from MSI, for which they will pay around 10million.

"Carlos is looking forward to being a Manchester United player and his ambition is close to being achieved," said his representative.

"We would like to thank Manchester United for all their patience and support


After the two-year spell, they will have first option to conclude a permanent transfer of the Argentine forward.

Premier League
The Premier League has confirmed they are satisfied West Ham acted accordingly when they terminated the third-part deals with Kia Joorabchian in April.

"The Premier League can confirm that its board has received and considered a proposal for the settlement of the dispute between Carlos Tevez and West Ham United," read a statement.

"The decision of the board, having received leading counsel's opinion, is that

the agreement reached is compliant with the rules of the Premier League and consistent with the undertakings given by West Ham United to the Premier League board at various times since 27th April 2007.

"This will lead to the cancellation of Tevez's registration, thereby releasing him to join another club in due course."
well it looks like this bit of shadiness is all but wrapped up...