Carlos Tevez Bids Farewell to Boyhood Club Boca Juniors as Mega-Money China Move Edges Closer

?Former Manchester United and West Ham forward Carlos Tevez gave an emotional farewell to his club Boca Juniors on Sunday night, with a mega-money move to China continuing to look like the next step.

The 32-year-old, who started out at Boca back in 2001, returned to his boyhood club last summer, scoring nine times in 17 appearances since, ?including a screamer in the Super Classico against River Plate.

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The Argentine maestro is reportedly in talks with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, with a ?£31.5m-per-year contract on the table, according to a report in the ?Mirror. 

He played what is expected to be his last game for Boca on Sunday, scoring a goal against Colon before being taken off in the 90th minute.


His substitution was met with a standing ovation, as well as one pitch invader who was embraced by Tevez as he came off. 

Just before leaving the field, Tevez looked up to the supporters and gave them a parting goodbye wave before fading down the tunnel.

Young supporters at the La Bombonera stadium held posters and placards pleading with the cult-legend to stay in Argentina, but the lure of £63m over two years was just too much for the striker.

Tevez will earn £615k-a-week in Shanghai, the same place where Chelsea’s Oscar looks set to end up in January on an equally lucrative deal.

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