Report: Ex-West Ham, Manchester United star Carlos Tevez turns down China move

Carlos Tevez has reportedly turn down a deal worth nearly £20 million a year to move to Shanghai SIPG.

Former West Ham United, Manchester United, and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has turned down move to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG which would have seen him earn £19.5 million per year, according to Argentine newspaper Ole.

The 32-year-old, who is currently playing for Boca Juniors in his homeland, resisted the temptation to become the latest star to move to Asia in order to remain at his hometown club.

Players such as Chelsea midfielder Ramires, former Atletico Madrid forward Jackson Martinez, and highly sought-after Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira have moved to China on lucrative contracts for significant fees in recent weeks.

Former Premier League stars such as Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka have also had spells in China in the later stages of their career, but it is understood that Tevez turned down the opportunity to join that list of names.

The Argentine was a hit during his time in the Premier League, helping West Ham avoid relegation with seven goals in 26 appearances before spending two successful years with Manchester United.

From there he moved across the city to United's rivals Manchester City, where he would score 73 goals in 148 games and win a third Premier League title to add to his double success with the Red Devils.

After two years with Juventus, whom he helped to win back-to-back Serie A titles and reach the Champions League final, last season's Serie A Player of the Year returned to Buenos Aires last summer.

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