Shanghai Shenhua line up against CSL leaders without Carlos Tevez after he demanded to return to Argentina for treatment

Carlos Tevez has been granted permission by Shanghai Shenhua to fly home to Buenos Aires for treatment after he sustained an injury in April. The former Manchester United and City striker was made to sign an agreement ensuring he would return to the club before August 30th before he was allowed to return to his native Argentina. 

 

After only scoring twice in 11 matches since he moved in January form Boca Juniors, it was thought he could be trying to engineer a move back to his boyhood club. “He’s permitted to go back to Argentina and receive treatment at the Clinica Jorge Bombicino and he must rejoin the team on August 30 and participate in training” said the club.

 

Tevez is one of the highest paid players in world football after he signed a two-year contract with the CSL side in January and according to media reports earns wages in the region of £650,000-a-week.

 

Shanghai Shenhua will line up without Tevez this weekend against Guangzhou Evergrande, who themselves have just lost Paulinho to Barcelona. Evergrande lead the Chinese Super League table on 50 points. Shanghai East Asia trail behind on 45 points with eight matches remaining in the season. Meanwhile, Shanghai Shenhua are hoping not to get dragged into a relegation battle as they lie 11th out of 16 teams and will continue to play without the injured Tevez. 

 

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