Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez could have been one of the highest earning footballers if he had agreed to a move to play in the Chinese Super League.
The Argentine could have been the world’s best-paid footballer had he agreed to the move, according to Marca. The Premier League veteran would be turning 33 in two months yet the player still has different offers on the table.
Chinese clubs have shown they can spend the money like they did in deals for former Chelsea player Ramires and others like Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixiera and the rest. Marca claims that a Chinese side was ready to pay Tevez as much as €40 million in annual salary for his services. Top earning footballers like Lionel Messi earn in the region of €25 million but El Apache as he is fondly called would have earned 60 percent more than them all, Yahoo Sports Brazil claims.
Shanghai SIPG offered the ex-Hammers player a deal worth €22 million earlier this year but Tevez said no. He opted to remain at Boca Juniors but there are still rumours that the player could make the move just before he hangs up his boot. Italy international Graziano Pelle left the Premier League to play in Shandong Luneng for €16 million in annual wages, while Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Ghanian Asamoah Gyan are collecting circa €13 million per year
Brazilian club Palmeiras are reportedly interested in signing Tevez. Tevez so far has been a good influence at Boca Juniors, captaining the side. Whilst they are not enjoying a sterling season this term, they have been quite decent. Tevez has been an inspiration off and on the field, with him recently condemning the celebration of teammate Teo Gutierrez who danced provocatively in front of opposing fans.