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Tevez might leave Shanghai

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Carlos Tevez might be on the move, as his club Shanghai Shenhua gave him an ultimatum saying he needs to be back with the club by the 26th of December, if the wants to stay

The 33-year-old former Manchester United and Juventus attacker has been struggling since his move to Asia, which has sparked endless rounds of speculation regarding his future.

The Chinese club admitted that they don’t know what the future holds for Tevez, and said it’s entirely up to him.

“We have informed him that he would have to return to the squad on December 26. But whether he will come back or not, it depends on his own decision,” Shenhua spokesman Ma Yue said.

He faced criticism regarding his weight and form, since the Argentine has only netted 4 times in his debut season in China and was left out by Shenhua for both legs of their Chinese FA Cup final clash with rivals Shanghai SIPG.

According to GOAL, Tevez is now considered to be surplus to requirements, with work being carried out behind the scenes to try and secure him a move elsewhere.

“Tevez will decide whether to stay or leave. His future hinges on the decision made by himself instead of Shenhua Football Club,” Shenhua said during a news conference in November.

“Tevez’s attitude, of which Shenhua have no control, will have a direct bearing on his performance. In other words, even if Shenhua really want to keep him at the club and see him play well, Tevez still has the final say.”

“It is true that we have received bids from other clubs to buy Tevez, but Shenhua hope he express his true feelings first. Otherwise all efforts will go in vain. Shenhua have no chance of selling Tevez to a club where he doesn’t want to join,” the club stated.