The future of Lionel Messi he has been one of the highly speculated stories in the last few months.
The Barcelona superstar’s contract runs out in the summer of 2018, and the Catalan club have been unable to agree terms on a new deal. It has raised speculation that the striker, who has been with Barcelona since the age of 13, may finally set to leave for a new challenge. Messi has spoken often about returning to Argentina in order to finish his playing days. Even though the end of his career may still be several years away with the striker still only 29, but all indications are pointing out to a potential departure from Barcelona in the near future.
In this scenario, Carlos Tevez has added fuel to the fire by claiming that he is confident that Messi will be making a return to Argentina – especially to play for Newell’s Old Boys. Messi started his career with the Argentine club before making the switch to the Barcelona youth team at the turn of the century. Continue reading
The Argentinean attacker Carlos Tevez signed with the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on December 29 of 2016 as he penned a 2 year long contract and he is believed to have a reported salary in the region of $30-$40 million, if this is indeed true then Carlos Tevez will be one of the highest paid footballers in the entire sport which is a very surprising thing for a player that is 32 years old.
The head coach of Shanghai Shenhua, Gus Poyet appears to be extremely happy about having added Carlos Tevez as the Uruguayan manager expressed his delight as he said:
“After his official presentation he will meet his teammates because he has not met them yet. We are expecting thousands of fans to turn out. We had to change the training session because we wanted to open it up for the fans. We are going to do something special so that all the fans can enjoy his arrival.”Continue reading
Carlos Tevez says that he is uncertain of a Boca Juniors stay amidst interest from China.
The Argentine striker is reportedly wanted by several Chinese clubs, who are ready to pay him an astonishing salary of £ 40 million per year or around £ 600,000 per week. It is a figure that would dwarf the salary earned by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Chinese clubs have been making a lot of investments in the game over the last few months. Several Brazilians have already joined the Chinese outfits for multi-million pound moves.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar is the latest to become the record signing for China, as he is 90% close to a move to Shanghai SIPG for a whopping £ 60 million. It is also understood that the midfielder would be earning £ 400,000 per week. Shanghai Shenhua, who have in the past signed players like Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, are very keen on bringing in Tevez. Continue reading
Patrice Evra says that he was left angered by Carlos Tevez’ decision to join Manchester City even when he was aware of the animosity between Manchester United and City.
The two Manchester clubs are regarded as fierce rivals, but Tevez was not worried about such issues when he felt that he was not given the proper importance at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson started preferring the combination of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo more and more during the second season at Old Trafford. Moreover, United were also contemplating a lot about being the £25 million demanded byTevez’ agent for the permanent transfer.
City did not think twice about this sum of money. Boasted by funds from the Arab owners and after having failed to secure a marquee signing in the form of Kaka, the club decided to bring in Tevez at all costs. Apart from the mammoth transfer fee, the club also came up with a £250,000 per week contract for the Argentine striker.
The move to the Etihad stadium at the start of the 2009-10 season was witnessed has a historic event since there has been little movement between the two clubs in terms of players transfers. Evra was seen as a key figure in the United team back then, and he has spoken about the disappointment of Tevez’ decision.
“I was not pleased when he joined Manchester City in 2009. I was really annoyed because he was a great player.There are two sides to every story, I understand that and football can be complicated, but I didn’t like it when he was on the banner saying “Welcome to Manchester” after he signed for City and I told him so.We joked a little, we stayed close friends and Mr Ferguson didn’t always like that, especially when he saw us pictured outside a restaurant in a newspaper,” said Evra.
Carlos Tevez has had a strikingly interesting career, one which has seen him play in the forward position for various clubs from 2001 to date.
Carlos, who started his career with the Boca Juniors in 2001 before moving to Corinthians in 2005, is currently playing for Boca Junior after moving back from Juventus in 2015. The striker however, is set to return to Corinthians after a short spell with the Boca Juniors.
His move is amidst reports that former club, Juventus wish to get him back to their fold. Indications have it that the striker has no intention of going back to Juve but wishes to sign on to a Brazilian club. Tevez has also had stints with top clubs like West Ham United, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, before returning Boca Juniors.
News reports from Football Italia suggests that Carlos Tevez would go on to sign for former club, Corinthians despite indications from his agent that Juventus wanted the striker back. His agent, Kia Joorabchian while speaking to reporters recently in Argentina had this to say,
“Obviously we can only say Carlos is a Corinthians player after the signatures,” Kia Joorabchian told reporters.
“We’re talking about a done deal though, the transfer is done it’s just missing the signature on the contract. There were offers from Juventus, Atletico Madrid and two English clubs but Carlos prefers to go back to Brazil.”
The 32-year old player only managed to appear 23 times in his second spell with the Boca Juniors, and ended with just 9 goals. With his current move to Corinthians, it is most likely that he would retire there.
On the international level, the forward has been left out by head coach Edgardo Bauza with a few people such as Maradona clamoring for his recall.
Argentina national team coach Edgardo Bauza has addressed the lingering issue regarding the snub of Inter Milan in-form forward Mauro Icardi.
The manager has been heavily criticized for leaving out the hugely talented striker, particularly in a season when he has been off the charts.
“If I want to call him, I will,” Bauza said. After a draw against Peru and a shocking home loss to Paraguay in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, Bauza has come under fire. Fans protest at his refusal to leave out the Serie A striker despite having an impressive record of 58 goals in 114 games for Inter Milan.
“If I want to call Icardi, then I will. At this moment, I prefer Gonzalo Higuain and Lucas Pratto,” bauza told ItaSportPress.
Icardi has featured for the Argentine senior side only once despite his outstanding record and form at club level. After losing two back to back Copa America finals, and the 2014 World Cup finals, Bauza is under intense pressure to succeed with the golden generation of Argentina football stars. Bauza said he is working towards helping Tevez return to national team football despite the numerous options available. Continue reading