Report: Tevez to earn $762,000 per week in China

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For the record, I’ve always liked Carlos Tevez. Oh, by the way Carlitos, any chance I can borrow a few bucks…?

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Over the weekend Carlos Tevez said an emotional farewell to Argentine club Boca Juniors as he will now go elsewhere to earn over 20 times what he was earning in China’s top-flight.

In fact, Tevez is about to become the highest-paid player in the world.

According to multiple reports the former Manchester United, Manchester City, West Ham and Juventus striker is heading to China as the latest big-name to join the riches of the Chinese Super League (CSL).

Via AS, Argentine outlet Ole says that Tevez, 32, will earn over $762,000 per week on a two-year contract with CSL side Shanghai Shenhua which he will sign in the next week.

That contract equates to $37.5 million a year, or $75 million over the two seasons.

Mind. Blown.

Below is a look at Tevez scoring his final goal for Boca, as they beat Colon 4-1 at La Bombonera on Sunday in the Argentinian Primera Division. He was subbed out in stoppage time as he got the chance to say goodbye to the fans of his boyhood club.

Tevez had previously wanted to see out his career with Boca after leaving Juventus, but now it seems the huge amount of money on offer in the CSL was just too good to turn down.