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Tevez To Become World's Highest Paid Footballer

Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. 

                                  Carlos Tevez

The Chinese club announced the signing of Tevez from Argentinian side Boca Juniors on Thursday in a statement on their official website.

Shanghai are reported to have agreed a deal worth £70million for the forward, including a salary of more than £500,000 a week.

"Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC reached a transfer agreement with Argentina Club Atletico Boca Juniors. Carlos Alberto Tevez is officially joined Shanghai Shenhua," the statement said.

Thirty-two-year-old Tevez, who has also played for Corinthians, West Ham and Juventus, will play for Gus Poyet's side next season after scoring 25 goals in 56 matches for Boca Juniors.

Shanghai finished fourth in last year's Chinese Super League standings.

The former Argentina star Carlos Tevez is set to become the world's highest paid footballer after signing a $40 million per season deal with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Shenhua and Argentina club Boca Juniors announced the $11 million transfer agreement for the 32-year-old Tevez on Thursday following weeks of rumours and speculation, reports Efe news agency.

However this deal is not the first time Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, the largest Chinese city's main soccer club, has caught international media attention.

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