West Ham United has turned down the chance to re-sign Carlos Tevez from Argentine side Boca Juniors.
The Hammers chairman David Sullivan confirmed the club had offered Tevez a contract on £150,000 a week, which could’ve made him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Sullivan is confident a deal will be agreed between the two parties but insists that the 32-year-old demands are too high.
‘We tried to get Tevez but he wanted £250,000 a week. In his last year at Juventus, he was great. But 250 grand a week?’ Sullivan told the Daily Mirror.
‘He’ll probably stay where he is now, but he doesn’t pay a lot of tax down there.’
Tevez spent a season at West Ham between 2006 and 2007, scoring seven goals in his final ten games to save the club from relegation and make himself a hero at the club before signing for Manchester United
‘I actually offered him 150 grand a week to come back, plus bonuses,’ he added.
‘I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham. It wasn’t a publicity stunt, I saw him being our No.1 striker.
‘I was hoping he would reproduce what he did at Juventus a year ago. He was a fantastic player. But where do you draw the line with what you are prepared to pay?’
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