The 37-year-old decided to make use of an option that allowed him to cut short his contract six months early
Former Boca Juniors star Carlos Tevez has confirmed that he will leave the Argentine giants with immediate effect since he is not mentally ready to compete at the moment. However, he has not officially retired from football for good, saying that he currently intends to walk away from it “but maybe in three months I will want to play again.”.
In 2015, Tevez returned to his boyhood club from Juventus following a spell with Manchester United and Manchester City. In 2018, he also returned after spending time in the Chinese Super League.
But in a press conference convened on Friday, the 37-year-old revealed that he would not be playing for the Xeneize in the second half of the year as he takes up an option to cut short his contract six months early.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?
“THIS IS NOT A FAREWELL, BUT A SEE YOU SOON,”
Tevez said to reporters. Tevez:
“I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO GIVE BOCA JUNIORS”
“I WANT TO THANK THE [BOCA] LEADERSHIP, COLLEAGUES AND COACHING STAFF,”
BOCA AND TEVEZ THROUGH THE YEARS
Tevez joined the Buenos Aires giants as a teenager, making his club debut at just 16 against Talleres in 2001. He went on to win the 2003 Apertura and Copa Libertadores, before helping Boca be crowned world champions in 2005. Tevez came closest to winning the Libertatores title in 2018, losing out to arch-rivals River Plate in the final. His final attempt to add to that tally ended in disappointment, though, as he smashed a penalty onto the crossbar in the Copa Liga Profesional semi-final.