TROUBLED striker Carols Tevez has been offered a place in a team sitting just one point off the top of their league – Rob Roy.
The Kirkintilloch side have made an audacious bid to take the Manchester City ace on loan.
The Herald can reveal Rob Roy’s match secretary Julian Chenery – who is originally from the Manchester area and is a supporter of Roberto Mancini’s side – has written to Manchester City formally asking permission to bring Tevez to Adamslie Park.
The Argentinian World Cup star is currently in dispute with City over an incident in a recent Champions League match against Bayern Munich where he allegedly refused to take the field of play as a substitute.
In his letter, Mr Chenery said: “We feel that a player of Tevez’s style and goalscoring ability would augment our current strike force of David Gormley and Chris Mackie and would provide cover whilst another striker, Adam Coakley, recovers from injury.
“Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC would be interested in signing the player subject to an agreement being reached over his wages.”
Rob Roy, founded in 1878, are one of the oldest Scottish Junior clubs still in existence.
Jimmy Lindsay’s Rabs currently sit in second place in the Super League Premier Division.
In his letter to Manchester City’s club secretary Rebecca Firth, Mr Chenery added: “We play a passing game with the emphasis on keeping the ball on the ground.
“Should you be interested in taking up this offer I would be happy to discuss this further with you.”
Manchester City’s wage bill is estimated to be around £140million per year, with Tevez alone reported to be on a salary of £286,000 per week – after tax. Rob Roy’s players all earn around £50 per week for their efforts.
ADAMSLIE PARK PLEA: Julian is pictured “with” Tevez.