Carlos Tevez Turns Down Big Money Return To The Premier League
Carlos Tevez has turned down a huge offer from West Ham to remain with Boca Juniors.
The Argentinean striker played for the Hammers during the 2006/07 season, where his end of season surge of 7 goals in 10 games helped the club avoid relegation. However, he will not be returning to East London after sealing a move back to Corinthians, following a dispute with the Boca board.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan said the club offered the former Manchester United and Juventus man £150,000-a-week but Tevez wanted significantly more than that.
"We tried to get Tevez but he wanted £250,000 a week. In his last year at Juventus he was great. But 250 grand a week?
"He'll probably stay where he is now, but he doesn't pay a lot of tax down there.
All this business 'I love West Ham.' Well, it's 'I love West Ham if they give me 250 grand a week.' So how much love is that for West Ham?"
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"I actually offered him 150 grand a week to come back plus bonuses.
"I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham. It wasn't a publicity stunt, I saw him being our No.1 striker.
"I was hoping he would reproduce what he did at Juventus a year ago. He was a fantastic player. But where do you draw the line with what you are prepared to pay?"
West Ham are believed to be pursuing AC Milan's Carlos Bacca and are also understood to be interested in Liverpool's Christian Benteke.
(H/T The Mirror)
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