Carlos Tevez will not be returning to West Ham despite the club making a staggering bid to make it happen.
The Argentine striker would have become the highest-paid player in our history but co chairman David Sullivan revealed: “All this business ‘I love West Ham.’ Well, it’s ‘I love West Ham but only if they give me 250 grand a week.’
Sullivan offered the former hero a contract worth £150,000-a-week PLUS bonuses to rejoin them from Boca Juniors.
He said: ” “I actually offered him 150 grand a week to come back plus bonuses. I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham.
“It was also a huge gamble for us because he’s 33 now and hasn’t done it in South America.”
But the star still hero-worshipped by West Ham fans after his goals saved them from relegation in 2007 – wanted a whopping £250,000 a week.
For most footballers (Not all, but most) Money is their only real true love.
Even at 150k a week it still would have been far to much for a 33 year old.
Shame he certainly would have been the marquee signing we could all get excited about but definitely £250k a week is ridiculous, last year I would have been saying £150k a week is ridiculous just shows how much the game changes and a shame that Tevez thinks solely of a fat wage packet and not the fans that he was probably closest too in all his time in football.
Tevez is a West Ham legend in my eyes. Always will be. Guy has to earn a living doesn’t he, put a little food on his family table. Now if he can get 250k a week playing in China then good luck to him that’s what I say.
£150k per week for a 33 year old? Legend? He was only a legend at the end of the ‘great escape’ season; for the rest of the season he was nothing to write home about!
WHU had been doing brilliantly, but it was the arrival of Tevez + Mascherano that started a downward spiral in the team’s fortunes (even if it was not their fault per se), sparking a desperate escape that should never have been in the 1st place…
Nevertheless, if Tevez could earn £100 k extra a week elsewhere, wouldn’t YOU take it?? All liers can now proudly step forward and say “No”….
Personally, I’m not unhappy that we have not paid out that with all the attendant wage problems for the rest of the squad….Dearie me; are we THAT desperate?
PLEASE, oh mighty Lord above, don’t let us go for that donkey, Benteke, who needs an acre of space to score a goal….The same striker who can’t get in the Liverpool team…