Wednesday 17 January 2018

Tevez agrees deal to leave Juventus

Argentina's forward Carlos Tevez is returning home to join Boca Juniors
Argentina's forward Carlos Tevez is returning home to join Boca Juniors

The Argentinian has just one year left on his contract at the Italian champions, whom he joined from Manchester City after falling out with their then manager Roberto Mancini, and who he led to this year’s Champions League final.

No details of the deal have been divulged but it is understood an agreement has been reached in principle.

The 31-year-old has made no secret of the fact that he wanted to return home to Boca, the club he supported as a child and where he made his name.

Boca general secretary Cesar Marucci said: “We are very happy. After much work we can secure the return of Carlos Tevez. Unlike many players who returned to the club, he comes at full capacity.”

Tevez led Boca to the Copa Libertadores before moving to the Brazilian club Corinthians and then to West Ham in a controversial move in 2006-07, staying one season.

West Ham were eventually fined a record £5.5m by the Premier League and ordered to pay £20m in compensation to Sheffield United, who were relegated, over the issue of third-party ownership.

Tevez, who signed along with Javier Mascherano, saved West Ham from relegation and his all-action style and goals earned him cult status at Upton Park before he left to join Manchester United.

Tevez enjoyed great success at United during a two-year loan spell, winning the Champions League and two Premier League titles, but the club did not sign him permanently, allowing him to move to City, where he helped them win the Premier League for the first time before falling out with Mancini and moving to Juventus.

Now Tevez is set to return to Argentina although – in typical Tevez fashion – those close to him are claiming that it may not actually be the last time that he is seen playing for a European club.

But, right now, he is going back home. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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