It’s not everyday that a footballer who is approaching the end of his career gets bestowed with a contract so large that will make him the highest paid player in the world.
Carlos Tevez, who returned to his hometown club Boca Juniors last year to play out his final footballing years, is now set to feature for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua for a whopping £65million transfer fee.
The deal will see Tevez get paid a blistering £615,000 a week, nearly double what Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale makes – the three of them earn somewhere between £350,000 to £365,000 a week.
The Argentinian featured for various top clubs throughout his career including Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar has also been linked with a move to Shenhua’s city rivals Shanghai SIPG, for a reported £52million transfer fee.
The significance of China in the transfer market has been growing in recent years, which has seen top players and managers make the move to the Chinese Super League. Some notable names include Demba Ba, Tim Cahill, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Manuel Pellegrini and Andre Villas-Boas.