Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tevez To Extend N297M-a-week Shanghai Shenhua Deal Despite Flopping In CSL

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua may yet extend the contract of Carlos Tevez despite the £650,000 (N297 million)-a-week Argentine flopping in China.
The 33-year-old has struggled since his highly-lucrative move from Boca Juniors back in December, scoring just four times in 16 Super League matches.

He was recently left out of the Shenhua squad for both legs of the Chinese FA Cup final against rivals Shanghai SIPG which they won on away goals.

Shenhua deputy general manager Zhou Jun admitted the former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus forward had failed to make an impression.

But he also hinted that his £34million (N15.5 billion)-a-year deal could yet be extended.
"We decided to buy Tevez because the AFC Champions League qualifying phase was about to begin and at that time the new rules [to curb mega signings] did not come to light," he told Shanghai TV.

"Tevez was playing quite well in both Boca Juniors and Juventus. 

"And since there was an arms race going on [in the CSL], our club need a player who has a reputation and universal appeal. 

"Of course, in the end, he is not living up to those expectations. But he keeps working very hard to be in contention to play. 

"As for whether or not to extend his contract next year, it has to be a mutual choice. His future hinges on the outcome of further negotiations between the two parties."

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