Speculation over a possible return to Boca Juniors has been rife since virtually the day Carlos Tevez left the club to sign for Shanghai Shenhua but with the forward back in Buenos Aires amid claims that the Chinese club owe more than $3 million, that has only intensified.
Although Boca president Daniel Angelici admitted that Tevez wouldn’t be returning in this window, the door was certainly left open for another return to La Bombonera.
However, the more pressing issue was that more than three months ago, Shanghai Shenhua were due to pay Boca Juniors more than $3 million as part of an installment and that money has so far not been paid.
“We are preparing a claim to present to the Court of Arbitration for Sport because we have written several times to the club and have had no response,” Daniel Angelici told Sportia.
Hoy estuve compartiendo una tarde con Carlitos y su familia después de varios meses. Conversamos sobre su presente en China y su futuro. pic.twitter.com/7O8rU6bBvH
— Daniel Angelici (@TanoAngelici) August 21, 2017
Whether Boca will receive this money or whether it may come into question if a return for Tevez is on the cards remains to be seen.
Daniel Angelici confirmed: “We talked about his present in China and his future. For now, he won’t come back, but I am confident that someday he will be wearing the Boca shirt again.”
That day may come ahead of the 2018 Copa Libertadores campaign and although it is understood that Boca would need to pay $6 million to use a December exit clause in Tevez’s two-year deal with Shanghai Shenhua, if the Chinese club had not paid the agreed installments perhaps an agreement could be reached.
Until Carlos Tevez is back at La Bombonera this story is unlikely to disappear but in the meantime, Shanghai will be hoping to get a little more of a return on the pitch from their record breaking signing.