Difficult to Stop Carlos Tevez Moving to China, Says Boca Juniors President
Boca Juniors president has admitted that striker Carlos Tevez is likely to leave the Argentine outfit in order to sign a mega money deal with the Chinese super league outfit Shanghai Shenhua.
The Chinese clubs have been spending vast sums of money of late in a bid to improve the local game. A number of stars have already moved to the Chinese league, but the level of spending has moved up a notch in the last few months. Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG recently signed Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea for £ 60 million, while the player will be receiving £ 20 million per year as wages.
As of now, Oscar is the world’s best paid player but it is so unlikely to change with Tevez moving in for a contract worth around £ 650,000 per week. The former Manchester City and Juventus forward will earn £1 every second, and Boca Juniors president says that it should be difficult to stop players being tempted with such offers. Tevez is currently on a fraction of the reported £ 30 million/year he is set to earn in China.
At 32 years of age, this may be his last big opportunity to earn the big bucks. However, the move would come as a surprise considering that Tevez returned to Boca Juniors in order to retire at the club where it all started for him.
"I have a very close relationship with Carlos and my hunch is that it will be very difficult for him not to leave. As a fan and as the [club] president, I want him to stay, but when one looks at the numbers and the offer that he has from China, it's very strong. It's almost impossible that he will continue," said the Boca Juniors president about Tevez, who still has a contract until 2018.