Carlos Tevez returns to Boca Juniors for third time

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has returned to his boyhood club Boca Juniors for his third spell at the club, after cutting short his stay in the Chinese Super League.

Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez cut short his stay in the Chinese Super League after feeling home sick and a lose of form

Carlos Tevez trained with his new team-mates as he sealed a free move back to his boyhood club and idols Boca, after cutting short his big money contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

The 33-year-old Argentine international, left Boca in 2005 before returning in 2015 for his second spell at the club. However, big money came calling from China where he made his move to Shanghai Shenhua.

Earning a reported £650,000 per-week in China, Tevez was reported to be the highest paid footballer on the planet. However, he felt homesick during his time in China and suffered a lose of form.

The player will now wear the number 32 shirt for the club, after unveiling him as a new signing yesterday.

Tevez, was heavily criticised in China after claiming footballers are 50-years behind the rest of the world. He told the media: “In Europe and South America, players learn how to play football from a young age, in China that is not the case. That is why they will always be 50-years behind.”

The striker who turns 34 next month is hoping his third spell with Boca will earn him a place in the Argentina squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

He currently has 76 caps for the Argentine national team with 13 goals to his name.

Tevez, had a long career in the Premier League before leaving Europe. He won Premier League titles with Manchester United and Manchester City, and winning a Champions League winners medal with United.