Shanghai Shenhua fans urge “homesick boy” Carlos Tevez not to return to China

Shanghai Shenhua supporters and Chinese media have urged Carlos Tevez, who has been dubbed “Very Homesick Boy” by them, not to return from his trip to Argentina.

The 33-year-old has been allowed to return to his homeland to receive treatment on his injured calf but has to arrive back in Shanghai by 30 August.

As reported by AFP, since the trip has fueled suspicions that he may not return, many football fans criticised Tevez on Chinese social platform Weibo.

“He won’t need to come back in person. I’ll deliver his luggage to logistics companies,” said one posting.

“Tevez shamelessly went back to Argentina. Don’t ever come back,” said another.

“Shenhua’s highest-paid yet worst foreign player. As a Shenhua fan since 1994, the club’s management this season is the worst ever,” added another.

The former Manchester United player, currently on a deal with CSL side until December 2018 and earning a 730 thousand euros weekly wage, has struggled for form since moving to China from Boca Juniors in January.

He has scored just two goals in 11 domestic appearances for Shenhua this season, with various injuries restricting his availability to coach Gus Poyet.