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07th Jul 2016

West Ham’s owner slams Carlos Tevez over his wage demands to rejoin the club

How much?

Robert Redmond

David Sullivan has hit out at Carlos Tevez’s wage demands.

The West Ham United co-owner claimed that the club had negotiated with Tevez about a possible return, but the move fell through over financial demands, despite the player’s apparent “love” for the club.

Boca Juniors’ forward Tevez, who spent a season at West Ham, and went on a scoring run to keep them in the Premier League in 2007, wanted £250,000 a week to join the club.

Sullivan wasn’t prepared to meet his demands, and has questioned the player’s “love” for the club.

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According to Sullivan: “All this business, ‘I love West Ham’, well it’s ‘I love West Ham if they give me £250,000 a week.’”

“So how much love is that for West Ham? I actually offered him £150,000-a-week to come back plus bonuses.”

“I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham. And it was a huge gamble for us because he’s 33 now and hasn’t done it in South America.”