Boca Juniors officially sign Carlos Tevez from Juventus

Rohit Menon
Carlos Tevez is currently on duty with Argentina in the Copa America

Boca Juniors have officially announced the signing of Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez from Italian champions Juventus. Amidst rumours of other bids from European sides like PSG, Liverpool and Athletico Madrid, won the race for his signature, and announced the deal during the penalty shootout between Argentina and Colombia in the Copa America, in which Tevez ensured the win for his side.

Boca president Daniel Angelici was ecstatic about the move, and showed his delight to the club's official Facebook page.

"It is a day of joy and great satisfaction. The return of Carlos Tevez in an extraordinary moment of his career is fantastic news for all partners and supporters of Boca and Argentine football. The presence of Carlos will give another leap in quality to the great squad we have."

He has also assured everyone that the signing of Tevez would not cost ‘not even one euro’, as his remaining value will be covered with a percentage of young players.

"They [Juventus] put a value similar to amortization of the balance due and we covered that by giving them some players and the promise of younger players and we are looking into equalising the rest of the contract that way."

The 31-year-old striker’s current remaining contract with the Turin-based Juve is estimated to be worth €5m, and Boca hope to present the player by July 6 or 7, which is a week after the Copa America final.

Carlos Tevez began his professional career with the Buenos Aires-based club after joining them as a youth in 1997. In his spell there, he managed to win the Primera Division, Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 2003, and the Copa Sudamericana in 2004 before his departure to Brazilian-based Corinthians.

The Premier league followed and he established himself as one of the best strikers during his time with West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City, in spite of a few controversies. He then moved onto Juventus in 2013, joining them for a fee of £12 million and leading the Bianconeri to back-to-back league titles and the 2014 Champions League final.

Edited by Staff Editor


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