Carlos Tevez will not leave Juventus during the coming summer window, but will instead honour his contract and then rejoin Boca Juniors.
The Argentine forward has been plying his trade in Turin since arriving from Manchester City in the summer of 2013, and helped the Bianconeri retain their Serie A title in his debut campaign. He is very much on course for another Scudetto this time round, as Massimiliano Allegri’s men hold a 12-point lead over Lazio with just eight matches of the season left to play.
Tevez has scored 17 goals in 27 league games this season, and his tally since pitching up in Italy now stands at 47 in 86. In recent months he has been heavily linked with a return to Boca Juniors during the summer, the club where he began his career before moving on to Brazil with Corinthians, and then to England with West Ham United, Manchester United and City.
The 31-year-old has made no secret of his desire to return to Boca to end his career, and their club president Daniel Angelici has expressed his confidence about landing the forward. This would, though, require Tevez to reach an agreement with Juve over the last 12 months of his contract, and his agent has revealed that there is little chance of his client pushing the issue.
“The only guarantee is that Carlos Tevez wants to respect his contract with Juventus,” Adrian Ruocco told Radio La Red. “We want to avoid further pressure on Tevez in a decisive moment of the season for him and Juventus. As everyone knows, Tevez will end his career at Boca. There are no doubts about that, but he will return later on because he has a contract to respect.”
As well as being almost certain of winning a successive Serie A title, Tevez will also hope to get his hands on the UEFA Champions League as Juve are on course for a semi-final place after their 1-0 quarter-final first leg win against Monaco. He has already won this competition during his days at Manchester United, where he also won two Premier League titles and a League Cup before making the controversial move to City, where he added another Premier League title and the FA Cup.