The attacker has been linked with a return to Boca Juniors following his spell in China, but has revealed that he is not sure where he goes next
Carlos Tevez has admitted he does not know what he will do at the end of the Chinese Super League season.
The Argentine striker moved to Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors in December, becoming the world’s highest paid player on a reported salary of $41 million.
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Despite speculation that he left Boca on bad terms, Tevez is open to returning to the club for a third time, revealing that his exit was driven by financial reasons rather than any fallout.
“I left not to hurt Boca,” the 33-year-old told TyC Sports. “Honestly, I do not know what I’m going to do at the end of the year.
“If I’m not hungry for glory, it’s very difficult to stay in the club. I have to find myself to go back, I know I gave then everything.”
“When I left, my silence bothered journalists more than people. The press wanted me to say goodbye with a note, they are difficult. For me it was not easy either. Boca fan always wants to see me with that shirt.
“First – when the millionaire offer came from China – I said no, I had Boca in my head. The final decision was in the last game, with [partner] Vane. I did not want to hurt the club. Flor, my eldest daughter, went down to the dressing room asking me not to leave. It was easy to stay, the fans love me, but I did the difficult thing.”
Tevez revealed that he speaks to Boca’s owner Daniel Angelici every week, and that it was actually Angelici who gave him advice to move to China in order to look after this family.
“He always advised me as a son and I speak once or twice a week with him,” the former Manchester United attacker said.
“I am grateful. Unfortunately for him, he had to advise me as a friend and told me to think about the family.”
Since moving to China, Tevez has scored just one goal in six league games, with Shanghai Shenhua currently sitting just four points above the relegation zone in 12th position.