Saturday, 10 March 2007

Tevez Departs?

The Mirror claim Carlos Tevez is set to end his West Ham 'nightmare' with a summer move to Marseille. It reports that the Argentina World Cup star has endured a grim time at Upton Park since his arrival on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians last summer and that Marseille have been taken over by Canadian tycoon Jack Kachkar, who is ready to bankroll major spending. The Daily Mail also has the story, adding that Kachkar has close links to Media Sports Investments, the company which owns the rights to Tevez. It is suggested Marseille see the 23- year-old Argentinian as an an ideal replacement for Djibril Cisse, who has been disappointing since going on loan from Liverpool this season.

Also in the Mail, in their section where supporters can send in their worst ever XI to represent a club, John Wilkins has made a selection containing some frankly bizarre choices. Not withstanding the fact that neither Kevin Keen nor Geoff Pike should ever be mentioned on or around such a list, one name that always seems to appear in these things is that of Mauricio Taricco. How anybody can judge the merits of a player who wore the shirt for just 27 minutes is a complete mystery. The Argentinian defender signed for the Irons on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur in November 2004 but agreed to terminate his contract after tearing his hamstring in his first match against Millwall. It was reported at the time that the injury would keep Mauricio out of action for up to eight weeks and the player didn't feel comfortable about not being able to instantly contribute to our stuttering promotion push. Taricco's selfless act enabled the cash-strapped club to bring in instant replacements and prompted the Guardian to afford him 'the hero of the season' award. For that reason alone, Mauricio Taricco should only ever be remembered fondly by the relative few who ever saw him play live.

Finally, the official site have confirmed that midfielder Shaun Newton is set to join Leicester City on loan until the end of the season. The 31-year-old is still waiting for Football League approval and is unlikely to feature in Leicester's trip to Crystal Palace tomorrow, but the deal is expected to go through within the next 24 hours.

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