Carlos Tevez waves goodbye to Boca Juniors ahead of China move

The Argentine striker is the latest name to join the Chinese Super League side.

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Carlos Tevez is set to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, completing his big money move to the three time Chinese Super League winners.

Tevez who returned to his homeland after eleven years to play for Boca Juniors, played his last match for the Xeneizes on Sunday in a 4-1 win over Colon in the Argentine Primera Division.

Tevez who scored a goal in Boca’s win was subbed off in the 90th minute and as he was making his way off La Bombonera a pitch invader ran onto the pitch to get on his knees and worship the former Juventus striker. After the win the former Manchester City captain waved an emotional goodbye to his first club as fans showed banners and signs that read “Don’t leave Tevez”.

Tevez who joined Boca Juniors in 2015 from Manchester City played a total of 32 matches scoring 11 goals. He signed off from Boca in brilliant fashion after he scored a double in Boca’s 4-2 victory over River Plate in the Superclasico win, on 12th December.

As Tevez looks forward to join Shanghai Shenua and link up with fellow South American manager Gus Poyet, he is also set to earn £615,000 per week.

As for Shanghai they are already a giant club in Chinese football winning major honors such as the Chinese Super FA Cup and the Chinese FA Cup, three times. But however, their last trophy came in 2007 when they won the A3 Champions Cup and their last domestic trophy came way back in 2001. The club already has the likes of international stars such as Demba Ba, Colombian stars Giovanni Moreno and Freddy Guarin and also Nigerian striker Obefami Martins. Chelsea’s star midfielder Oscar is also set to make a move to Shanghai but will join Shanghai Shenua’s rivals Shanghai SIPG who are set to sign the Brazilian for $89 million.

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