Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has been granted permission to head back to Argentina for treatment, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua by 20 August.
As reported by South China Morning Post, Tevez left China on Monday and is expected to undergo treatment at a football-specialized clinic in Buenos Aires.
“According to the request from Carlos Tevez to our club, after discussion, we now approve his request,” said an extract taken from an agreement between Tevez and Shenhua which was written in Spanish and Chinese.
“He’s permitted to go back to Argentina and receive treatment at the Clinica Jorge Bombicino and he must rejoin the team on August 30th and participate in training.”
“He didn’t go back to enjoy a holiday, he went back for the rehabilitation of his muscles,” said David Wang, who works as a Spanish translator with Shenhua.
There have been speculations that the former Manchester United striker wanted to return to his boyhood club Boca Juniors after failing to meet up the expectation of his Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
He has scored just two goals in 11 domestic appearances for Shenhua this season, with various injuries restricting his availability to coach Gus Poyet.