Carlos Tevez's contract at Shanghai Shenua terminated 12 months early
When Carlos Tevez left his boyhood club Boca Juniors for Shanghai Shenua in December 2016, the transfer raised a few eyebrows.
Tevez flirted with the idea of retiring from football back in December 2016, but chose to join the Chinese club and it doesn't take a genius to work out why.
The Argentine was reportedly earning £32m per year at Shanghai Shenua, making him one of the best paid players in the world. Breaking down the numbers, Tevez's lucrative contract earned him £615,000 per week, which equates to £88,000 per day.
Fellow Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi has also been playing in the Chinese Super League since 2016, earning even more than Tevez. Playing for Hebei China Fortune, Lavezzi reportedly earned a mind-blowing £798,000 per week.
Now that Carlos Tevez has pocketed his £32m, his time in Shanghai has come to a premature end. The club have agreed to terminate his contract 12 months before it was due to be up.
Shenhua and Tevez end the contract. Thanks for Carlitos’ contribution and good luck! https://t.co/YRmI6v1vIR
— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) January 6, 2018
Shanghai Shenua fans don't appear to be grateful for any such 'contribution', as seen in the comments to the club's Instagram post.
During his time in China, Tevez scored just four goals in 20 appearances. That's £8m per goal and £1.6m per appearance. And he didn't exactly run his socks off.
Here he is making precisely no effort to move while his team are out of possession.
Boca Juniors have confirmed the return of their hero for what will be Tevez's third spell at the Buenos Aires club. They will be hoping he brings a bit more energy to the side than what he showed in China.
Carlos Tevez has returned to Boca Juniors for a third stint with his boyhood team. #BocaJuniors
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) January 6, 2018