Carlos Tevez open to shock West Ham transfer as 36-year-old’s deal with Boca Juniors expires – The SunJune 27, 2020
CARLOS TEVEZ says he wouldn’t “rule anything out” in regard to a possible surprise return to West Ham.
The former Hammers frontman’s deal with Argentine giants Boca Juniors is set to run out on Tuesday.
The Superliga club have reportedly offered Tevez, 36, a new one-year deal.
However, the Argentina star only wants to stay on for another six months.
And Tevez, who played for West Ham for one season before completing megabucks moves to Manchester United and Man City, is open to an East London swansong.
The Boca Juniors striker told Radio La Red: "If I had to go back to Europe I would go to West Ham for six months to be applauded.
"Or spend six months at Corinthians. I won't rule anything out because I don't want to be a slave to my words."
Tevez, who’s been on target nine times for Boca Juniors this season, is enjoying his third stint at the club.
The Argentina international, who moved to West Ham in 2006, netted seven goals for West Ham in 26 Premier League appearances as he inspired a dramatic relegation survival bid during the 2006-07 season.
But Tevez’s switch to East London, along with his compatriot Javier Mascherano, wasn’t entirely plain sailing for the Hammers.
The East London side were fined £5.5million by the Premier League, in 2007, after being found guilty of breaching ownership rules concerning both players.
Tevez experienced a goal drought before scoring his first for the Hammers in March 2007.
He later netted seven goals in their last ten games that season as Alan Pardew's side finished 15th in the Premier League.
The Argentine's most successful club stint in the Prem came during his first two seasons at Man City.
The 36-year-old scored 47 goals between 2009 and 2012 and captained his side to an FA Cup trophy against Stoke in 2011.
Boca Juniors have reportedly presented a big contract offer to Tevez and await a decision from him.
This week the club's football council chief Jorge Bermuda revealed Boca had offered the player a 12-month extension.
However, the former Premier League star wants any contract extension discussions to happen behind closed doors and offered to donate proceeds from a new deal to charity.
Tevez added: "I hadn't heard or seen anything. It came to me and obviously bothers me, but it should be discussed privately.
"Nothing happens, I understand the situation. If we have any difference with the subject of the contract we cannot make it public.
"It would be nice to fix it behind closed doors. There is not much that we have to fix, as I always said.
"I want to go well with Boca, not fighting with anyone but I'm also not going to let you disrespect me.
West Ham, who are currently one place above the relegation zone, have lost their two fixtures since the Premier League returned to action.
David Moyes' team will play Chelsea at home next Wednesday.
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