West Ham's owner slams Carlos Tevez over his wage demands to rejoin the club
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.
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."