Tevez wanted £250k per week to return to West Ham

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

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