Carlos Tevez's coach claims he won't pick him because he's overweight
As we're all well aware by now, Carlos Tevez earns a decent wage to be on the books of Chinese Super League club, Shanghai Shenhua.
Since leaving boyhood club Boca Juniors for China earlier this year, he's been banking a weekly wage in excess of £600,000. Not bad going at all.
Unfortunately, Tevez's performances for Shenhua haven't made it easy for anyone to justify his wage packet; the 33-year-old struggling to get anywhere near his best form.
After a stint recuperating from injury back in his native Argentina, Tevez is yet to return to action - despite being back with his club. With Gus Poyet resigning from his position as Shenhua manager recently, it was left to his replacement, Wu Jingui, to explain why the former Manchester United and City striker won't be appearing any time soon.
Given his response, it's safe to say Jingui's not too concerned about upsetting the club's star player.
"I won’t pick him right now,” he's quoted as saying by The Independent. “He's not ready physically. He's not fit to play.”
Extending on this, he adds that Tevez (as well as Colombian teammate, Freddy Guarin) is "overweight".
“He's overweight, along with Guarin. I have to take responsibility for the team and the players as well. If you're unable do your utmost to play, there's no point in picking you."