Hammers left shocked by strikers demand
West Ham have been shocked by Carlos Tevez’s demand of £250k per week to rejoin the club.
The Hammers were the club where Tevez made his Premier League debut ahead of a successful few years, a time where he also played for both Manchester clubs.
Chairman David Sullivan confirmed the Hammers had offered Tevez, currently with Boca Juniors, a contract on £150,000 a week, which would have made him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
But the 32-year-old demanded much more, to the disappointment of Sullivan, although he remains confident a deal can be done.
“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 is a fan favourite at West Ham after scoring seven goals in the final 10 games of the 2006-07 season to keep the club in the Premier League.
“All this business ‘I love West Ham.’ Well, it’s ‘I love West Ham if they give me 250 grand a week.’ So how much love is that for West Ham?” Sullivan added.
“I actually offered him 150 grand a week to come back, plus bonuses”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10