West Ham legend open to returning


Carlos Tevez is a Premier League legend.

The Argentine striker is one of few players to cross the Manchester divide, winning the Premier League with both United and City.

He began his top-flight career with West Ham United, however, helping them avoid relegation in the 2006/07 season.

Tevez is now 36, playing for Boca Juniors for the third time in his career, but he has now opened the door to a possible return to England.

Speaking to Radio La Red, as transcribed by Goal, Tevez says that he is likely to remain with the Argentine giants for some time.

However, he has also claimed that, if he were to move back to Europe, he would want to move to West Ham.

He said: “If I had to go back to Europe I would go to West Ham for six months to be applauded.

“Or spend six months at Corinthians. I won’t rule anything out because I don’t want to be a slave to my words.”


Tevez scored seven goals and registered five assists in 29 games for West Ham during his sole season at the club and remains one of the most decorated players in South American football.

He has won the Premier League three times in total, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, Serie A twice, the Italian Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, the Brazilian top-flight, the Copa Sudamericana, the Copa Libertadores, the Intercontinental Cup, the Argentine top-flight five times and the Chinese Cup. He also won a gold medal at the Olympics with Argentina in 2003/04.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Wouldn’t this be an incredible story?

Tevez has long since left West Ham behind but they clearly still hold a special place in his heart.

At the age of 36, he is perhaps looking to take another step, particularly with his contract at Boca coming to an end this summer.

It seems that he is open to another move and he could well end up something of an inspirational figure if he makes his way back to England.

It would be a shock move, but it may not be the worst idea in the world.

Indeed, he is still scoring goals, netting nine in 18 appearances for Boca this season, and he would be a returning hero.

It doesn’t make sense for West Ham to merely brush this off; they should give it some real consideration.

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