As reported by the Daily Mail, Tevez revealed that he is yet to decide on his future, and will wait until the end of the season, going against claims that he is set to return to Argentina this summer.
"I don't know if I will leave," the forward said. "I've not yet decided what to do. But it's not right to speak about it now and, as I said, the Bianconeri fans will be the first to know what I decide."
The Argentine forward has one year left on his contract at the end of this campaign, and he has been linked with a return to Boca Juniors, whom he played for in his homeland at the beginning of his career.
These links are reported in the same Mail story, but the claims that he is yet to decide on his future once again open the door to a possible return to West Ham, where Tevez, 31, is universally beloved.
Despite spending just one season at the Boleyn Ground, Tevez’s seven goals in 29 games were vital as the Hammers secured Premier League survival, and he has been linked with a transfer back to East London earlier this year.
According to talkSPORT, club co-owner David Gold admitted that he was preparing offers for ‘world-class’ players, with Tevez at the top of that shortlist. There have been no visible moves for the forward, although that may have been due to the reported agreement with Boca, and this latest admission from him may increase the Hammers interest in signing him.
At 31, Tevez still has a few years of top level football in him, and he has arguably improved since his time at the Boleyn Ground. Signing him would be both a clever and romanticised transfer for West Ham, and there is no doubting that he would seriously consider a return to the Hammers.
It is up to West Ham to make a move for Tevez, and they really should consider it with his future once again up in the air.