Tevez becomes the highest-paid player in the world

Daniel Storey

Carlos Tevez has joined Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to become the highest-paid player in world football.

Tevez will undergo a medical before his signing is officially announced, but was paraded by the club after agreeing personal terms.

The deal that Tevez has signed is worth a reported £615,000 a week, making him the biggest earner from wages alone in world football.

Tevez, 32, has been playing for Boca Juniors since joining them from Juventus. He described the return to his boyhood club as “a dream”. We’d describe earning £615,000 a week for playing football as “a bloody great dream”.

Shanghai Shenhua are managed by Gus Poyet after his sacking by Real Betis, which is proof that you can still get paid actual money for providing old rope.

Tevez’s teammates could include Demba Ba, Obafemi Martins and Fredy Guarin. Dear me.

Shenhua signs Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors. Welcome, Carlitos!! @tevezoficial

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