Joorabchian hits out at Cook

The Argentina striker handed in a transfer request on the weekend,

which was rejected by the Eastlands outfit, claiming his

relationship with senior figures at the club had broken down. And

Joorabchian, Tevez’s advisor, is furious that the club have

presented the forward’s request as an effort to secure an improved

contract. Joorabchian told The Sun: “Garry Cook thinks he is bigger

than Carlos Tevez. He is trying to make this an issue between him

and me when it should be nothing of the sort. “He might feel that

he is a very important person but he isn’t. Me and him aren’t

important enough. It’s about Carlos and his relationship with the

club.” Joorabchian also suggested that there are emails that prove

City approached Tevez about a new deal, rather than the other way

around. “City say they have emails saying this is all about money,”

he said. “They made Carlos a very generous offer which he rejected

and there are many reasons for that. But I can tell you that there

is no financial reasoning behind Carlos’ decision. “They can

publish the emails if they want to but they have to do it in their

correct chronological order and then everyone will see we have

acted in a professional manner and have nothing to hide.”

Joorabchian was also quick to reassure fans that Tevez will

continue to give his all for Roberto Mancini’s side while he

remains with the club. “He is a pro and will continue to play and

give 100% as he has always done,” added Joorabchian. “It has been

said City will sue for a breach of contract but on what grounds?

All he’s done is simply request a transfer.”