HAMMERS BOSS QUESTIONS CARLOS TEVEZ’S LOVE FOR THE CLUB
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan questions the love Carlos Tevez has for the club after the former star player didn’t agree to the ‘fair’ amount he proposed but insisted on £250,000-a-week wage to return to the Premier League.
The 32-year Argentine forward currently plies his trade at Boca Juniors in Argentina but he remains one of the most sought after player, based on his experience and achievements. He returned back to his native country after a successful spell at Juventus where he lifted the Serie A and played in the UEFA Champions League final.
The Hammers boss thought the player would be willing to return to the club he left nine years ago at the first chance since he claimed he loved the club. The chairmen at West Ham are keen on bringing in a high profile striker that would be able to perform as they seek to pave a new way forward for the club, following the relative success of the last campaign.
The East London club has had bids for Alexandre Lacazette, Jamie Vardy, Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi rejected so they want Tevez to join the club and play in the forthcoming season. Sullivan said: “All this business, ‘I love West Ham’, well it’s ‘I love West Ham if they give me £250,000 a week.’” He added that he offered him £150,000-a-week aside bonuses if he made the move which would have made him the club’s most expensive player, more than the figure doled out to latest star Dimitri Payet.
After the player rejected the deal, the club co-chair shaded that player saying it was a gamble for the club since he was 33 and hasn’t been on his former top level since getting to South America. Actually, Tevez would turn 33 February next year and he has score nine goals in 12 games. Payet and striker Andy Carroll scored same nine goals in 30 and 27 games respectively in the last campaign. The player is still the fans favourite any day since scoring the goal that kept them in top flight football back in 2006/2007 in the game against the Red Devils before his move to the club.