Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has confirmed that Carlos Tevez will not be returning to his hometown club anytime soon.
The Shanghai Shenhua forward is currently back in Argentina where he has been allowed to treat his calf problem. The 33-year-old is expected back in full training with Shanghai on August 30th.
Tevez has had a tough period since his move to the Chinese Super League, and this led to talk over a potential return to Boca Juniors this summer. However, Angelici appears to have dismissed chances of that happening while tweeting a photograph sitting together with Tevez on a bench, with the message: “I spent the afternoon with Carlitos and his family after several months. We spoke about his present in China and his future. He is not coming back for now but I trust that one day he will wear the Boca Juniors jersey again.”
The former Manchester United and Manchester City star only joined Shenhua in December last year, and his representative Adrian Ruocco has revealed that he cannot exercise a release clause in his contract until he completes the first year of his deal.
Tevez had always wanted to retire as a Boca player but the task of handling the pressure urged him to move to China where he is hoping to gain more in terms of family life rather than a football standpoint. Injuries have hampered his form in the Fat East but he has still managed to score two goals and contribute four more assists in 11 league starts.
With the World Cup coming along next year, Tevez’s dream of representing Argentina looks to be fading away, and it will not come as a surprise if he opts to move to Boca for a third stint this January. The Argentina is currently the second-highest paid footballer in the world with wages in excess of £615,000-a-week.