Manchester City’s new £25m striker Carlos Tevez has confirmed he turned down the chance to move to Real Madrid.
Tevez, who signing a five-year contract with City following a two-year loan spell at rivals United, said the Spanish club had been interested in him but he opted for City instead.
“Real made an offer but there was no agreement,” the Argentina striker told the Nation newspaper during a promotional visit to Abu Dhabi with City.
“There were talks about deals and agreements but in the end it was only City. They showed lots of interest in me and are intent on growing and signing big players.
“I am sad to leave United but I am excited to join City. I’m thinking about the future and I will grow with this club.”