It’s been four months since Carlos Tevez departed Boca Juniors for the riches of the Chinese Super League. Boca were top of the Primera División then and, in spite of concerns that their position would change without him, that is where they remain.
That being said, club president Daniel Angelici has revealed that there is still a place for Carlitos at Boca, and that talks are already in being put into motion to bring him back to the club.
Appearing on football talk-show ESPN FC yesterday, Angelici spoke of his plans to travel to China later this year, where he will meet with Tevez to discuss matters.
“For me personally, I would like to have Tevez back, even just one leg of him. He is a great player and I have great admiration and affection for him,” he said.
“I have a trip planned for August and after that I will have more precise information.”
Angelici did warn fans not to bank on the possibility of a return, however:
In Tevez`absence, Boca`s continued success can be put down largely to forward Ricardo Centurion – on loan from Brazilian side Sao Paolo – whose creativity and attacking play has added the kind of quality needed for a title-winning side.
Dubbed `the Argentine Neymar`by some Boca supporters, Angelici also spoke of his desire to keep Centurión at the club on a permanent basis, when his loan spell ends at the end of the season. With a meeting with Sao Paolo representatives scheduled for the end of May, Angelici said both parties will “enter negotiation, be it to extend the loan or… to include other players in the deal.”
That being said, Angelici expressed his confidence in Boca`s financial capabilties to sign both Tevez and Centurión:
“Boca has the money to have them both”, he said.
“We know the importance of Centurión on the pitch, but I see [his] cost, for Argentine football, as excessive” he explained. According to Angelici, the ex-Racing player would cost Boca up to US $9.000.000 after taxes, but insisted that talks would still go ahead.
“We will make every effort to keep him here, but something is still lacking”, he finished. Boca fans can only dream.