WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tigers offer Tevez shock City escape

Tevez: Holbeach loan? Photo: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Tevez: Holbeach loan? Photo: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

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HERE’S the story you thought you’d never read: Holbeach United have made a sensational enquiry to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

Tigers boss John Chand submitted the cheeky offer to City’s secretary Rebecca Firth this morning (Friday), asking to take the £250,000 a week hitman on an initial 28-day loan.

Tevez has been suspended for two weeks after allegedly refusing to come on as a substitute in Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League game at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.

The striker reportedly cost City anywhere from £25million to £47million when they signed him from rivals Manchester United in the summer of 2009.

He would follow in the footsteps of former Premier League striker Julian Joachim, who graced the Carter’s Park pitch on a solitary occasion at the start of last season.

Ambitious Chand also attempted to sign Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton (then at Newcastle United) earlier in the season, sending him a number of messages on social networking site Twitter.

Chand said: “If Carlos comes he’d provide great competition for Ashley Stevens, Andrew Tidswell, Tommy Treacher and Shaun Keeble.

“I’d certainly expect him to jump off the bench if we needed him to. We don’t have any Big Time Charlies at Holbeach, he’d have to clean his own boots.

“Our transfer window isn’t closed, so the ball is in his court!”

Here is the exact email sent to the Etihad Stadium by Chand: “Dear Rebecca, I am writing with an official loan enquiry for Carlos Tevez and the request would be for an initial period of 28 days. The terms of the loan would need to include the player’s FULL wages being paid by Manchester City but we could make a contribution on travelling costs. Holbeach United currently play in the United Counties League Premier Division at Step 5 level. Please could you inform me of your decision in this matter at your earliest convenience. Yours in Sport, John Chand (Holbeach United).”

City have yet to respond to the approach.