Boca Juniors target summer buy-back from Shanghai Shenhua for Carlos Tevez
ESPN - Thursday 20th April, 2017
Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has said he will travel to China in August to negotiate a buy-back for Shanghai Shenhua player Carlos Tevez.
The former Manchester United and Manchester City striker returned to his boyhood club in July of 2015 after two seasons at Juventus, but said that the pressures of playing for Boca were too great and left for the Chinese Super League club last December for what was initially said to be a world-high contract.
Now, his commitment to Shenhua is being questioned just five games into the season after he sat out the weekend with a calf injury against Changchun Yatai but was seen striding through Shanghai's Disneyland.
"For me personally, I would like to have Tevez back, even just one leg of him. He is a great player and I have great admiration and affection for him," Angelici told ESPN FC in Argentina. "I have scheduled a trip to China for August and while I am there I plan to see him and visit with his family. We will have a talk."
Shanghai Shenhua paid a 163;9 million ($11m) transfer fee to get the 33-year-old, and while it was initially said he would be paid a world-high of 163;615,000 ($760,632) a week to make the move, reports in China later said it was significantly less.
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