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Carlos Tevez hints at Chinese Super League exit

Carlos Tevez has admitted that he doesn’t know what his next step will be at the end of the Chinese Super League this year.

The 33-year-old striker left Boca Juniors to join Shanghai Shenhua in December and became one of the highest-paid footballer in the world on a reported salary of $41m.

And it has been reported that the Argentina international could now look for a return to his homeland after just once in six league matches for Shanghai Shenhua in CSL this season.

“I left not to hurt Boca,” Tevez told TyC Sports. “Honestly, I do not know what I’m going to do at the end of the year.

“If I’m not hungry for glory, it’s very difficult to stay in the club. I have to find myself to go back, I know I gave then everything.”

“When I left, my silence bothered journalists more than people. The press wanted me to say goodbye with a note, they are difficult. For me it was not easy either. Boca fan always wants to see me with that shirt.

He added: “First – when the millionaire offer came from China – I said no, I had Boca in my head. The final decision was in the last game, with [partner] Vane.

I did not want to hurt the club. Flor, my eldest daughter, went down to the dressing room asking me not to leave. It was easy to stay, the fans love me, but I did the difficult thing.”