The Argentine is close to sealing a mega contract with Chinese giant Shanghai Shenghua that would make him the highest-paid footballer the world

The 32-year-old returned to his homeland to play for his boyhood side Boca Juniors, that was meant to be his final destination until retirement after nine years playing in Europe.

The lure of the vast riches on offer in the Far East have proved too much for the Argentine hitman who is expected to sign a two-year deal estimated to be worth a staggering £65million, more than £600,000 per week.

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Tevez’s dosh eclipses Cristiano Ronaldo‘s new deal at Real Madrid, the 2016 Ballon D’or winner signed a new deal at the Bernabeu worth a mere £365,0000 per week.

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The former Manchester United and Manchester City striker may have signed off from Boca in the best possible style, he hit a double in the Superclasico win against fierce rivals River Plate.

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Following the game Tevez revealed he would not be rushed into any rash decisions about his immediate future.