Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has revealed that his side are still awaiting the payment for Carlos Tevez’s transfer to Shanghai Shenhua in December last year.
The Chinese Super League outfit signed the 34-year-old striker on a two-year deal whilst making him one of the highest paid players in the world.
Although the transfer sum was not disclosed by either side, media outlets in Argentina have revealed that Boca settled for around €16m. Speaking to TYC Sports, Angelici admitted that Shenhua have made no payment whatsoever, and the club could take legal action against their Far East counterparts, he said: “We haven’t been paid by the Chinese club. I’m going to demand 100 percent of the transfer payment.”
Tevez initially featured for Boca between 2001 and 2004. More than a decade later, the Argentine returned for a second spell in 2015, where he contributed 25 goals in 56 games before heading to China. The veteran has previous admitted that the move was more family-based than for career progression, and this has hampered his chances of making an international comeback.
Agent Adrian Ruocco recently revealed that Tevez could exercise a release clause in his contract which only gets active in December, but Angelici has ruled out the prospect of the striker returning to Boca this term, he said: “Tevez’s return is not going to be easy. We spoke about the possibility of his return and he hasn’t made a decision. We would have to pay an important release clause and we are in no condition to do so.”
Injuries have restricted Tevez to just 11 league starts with the Shanghai giants, and fans have already dubbed him as an expensive mistake after he was spotted walking on the pitch in a league game earlier in the year. Tevez has contributed two goals and four assists for Shenhua to date.