Tevez is proof of player power

The Argentine's return to Manchester City highlights soccer's next growing concern

Updated: February 17, 2012, 11:33 AM ET
By Andi Thomas | Special to ESPN.com

There were no fine robes, no rings, and the fatted calves of Manchester survived the night untroubled. But the prodigal son is back at the Etihad, and give or take a few weeks of fitness work, it seems that we will once again be treated to the sight of Carlos Tevez seated on the bench he famously refused to disembark four months ago. The possibilities are fascinating, and it can only be hoped that his sense of humor has survived the intense golfing holiday.

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