A report from Calciomercato has claimed that Juventus star Carlos Tevez has agreed a contract with Boca Juniors with a transfer going through at the end of this season, a year before his contract expires, if he can convince his current employers.
The West Ham legend was linked with a potential transfer back to the Boleyn Ground in the future, with club co-owener David Gold admitting to talkSPORT the the Hammers are looking to sign ‘world-class’ players that can play in the ‘West Ham Way’.
Tevez certainly fulfils both of these traits, and he holds a legendary reputation at the East London club, despite making just 29 appearances for the Hammers.
If he were to secure a return to the Boleyn Ground, it would be a coup for the club, and the player could enjoy a homecoming of sorts.
However, it now looks as if Tevez may have his heart set on a move to Boca Juniors, which would probably be the last big deal he enjoys in his career.
Already 31 years old, the Argentine international would likely want to stay with Boca for a few years, meaning that any potential return to West Ham would not be until he is mid-30s - and probably past his best.
After that date, any return would be merely symbolic, as one cannot expect Tevez to have a strong impact ability-wise on the first-team squad.
Seeing Tevez back in the Premier League would have been a joy to behold, for fans of any club, and if he had transferred soon he would have been a strong acquisition by the Hammers.
However, reports of a possible contract with Boca have damaged such hopes, and it looks as if Tevez may end his career without a Boleyn Ground swan song.