Carlos Tevez welcomed warmly by possible AC Milan team-mate
Reverse psychology, or a healthy dose of undistilled animosity?
The AC Milan cocktail in which you take one Zlatan Ibrahimovic, add a little Robinho, a pinch of Alexandre Pato and a dash of Antonio Cassano somehow isn’t a recipe for disaster.
Hurling a shot of Carlos Tevez into the already high-volume mix could prove deadly though, yet blinded by big-name lust, nobody at Milanello has noted the potential for his arrival to destabilise their merry band of millionaires.
Well, nobody besides Clarence Seedorf, whose World Cup exploits with the BBC seem to have led to him adopting the same sentiments towards the Argentine forward as his harshest critics in the British press.
Referring to the news that the rather well-off Paris St-Germain are eager to join the Rossoneri in the fun process of wining and dining Kia Joorabchian, explaining the intricacies of their
wage structure project, Seedorf sniped:
“Looking back at his career, his agents and every move he has ever made, I think Tevez will go where they can promise him the most money. Milan would be the first time in his life that he has chosen a club for his career rather than the money. We’ll see what happens.”
Catty? Most definitely. Justified? Quite possibly. It’s hardly shocking that one of Meeeeelan’s current stars isn’t too enamoured with the idea of Tevez strolling along to steal the spotlight however.
After all, their attack is comfortably the most prolific in Serie A this season, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the kind of form that prompts his English critics to close their eyes, jam fingers in their ears and give it the classic “lalala, not listening, never seen him have a good game”.
There is also a lot of love for the absent Cassano, and Ibra and co won’t be happy if they perceive the club to be signing someone not just to cover Fantantonio but replace him. Not to mention, they are already in a position whereby one of Robinho and Pato warms the bench.
Seedorf is likely not alone in his distaste, and if Tevez picks up on the vibe and has a choice of sharing centre stage with Ibra at the San Siro or being the main man at PSG on a bigger pay packet, he may prove the midfielder right.
And that would be good news for a Milan side with the firepower to blast past Juventus, Udinese and Lazio and retain the scudetto at 6/5 on Betfair.