Tevez Rejects £19.5m China Deal

Carlos Tevez

Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez has turned down a staggering £19.5million-a-year deal to move to China to remain with the Argentine giants.

According to Argentine newspaper Ole, Tevez was offered the lucrative deal by Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

However, the 32-year-old rejected their advances in order to stay with his hometown club Boca.

The former West Ham, Manchester United and City striker re-joined Boca last summer after a successful two-year spell at Italian giants Juventus.

In November, Tevez captained Boca to the 31st Argentine Primera Division title in their history – their first since 2011.

The cash-rich Chinese leagues have captured headlines recently with a number of big-money transfer coups and the window there remains open until February 26.

The likes of Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira and Ramires have been the most eye-grabbing names to join in recent weeks as well as former Arsenal forward’s Gervinho’s £11.4m move to Hebei China Fortune.

Ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan currently plays for Shanghai SIPG after joining on a two-year deal in July.