Carlos Tévez going with his desired plan of heading back to Argentina at some point over the next few years is something that shouldn't surprise anybody around here. It's something he's wanted to do for years now. He's a Boca Juniors kind of guy through and through. It's where he started, and it's where he wants to finish.
And it's something he plans on doing sooner rather than later.
"I still have a year and a half left on my contract. I'm playing well, at high levels, I'm happy. When I signed for three years my objective was to stay until 2016 and for that reason I will respect what I always said, but at the moment I don't think I'll extend because it's not what I feel."
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
Tévez will be 32 years old when he sees his contract with Juventus come to an end after next season is concluded. While he has been absolutely fantastic since coming to Juventus in the summer of 2013, there's no guarantee that Tévez can consistently perform at the levels he has during his first two seasons in Turin.
That's just reality.
It's not like Tévez said he is about to bolt in the January transfer window, after this season comes to a close or anything like that. He will honor his contract like the good player and person he has been with Juventus and then probably head back to Argentina to finish what he started at Boca. It's not like he's telling people one thing and then doing another. His comments about his post-Juventus future has been the same regardless of a contract extension potentially being on the table like some Italian papers have suggested.
So if this is what Tévez truly wants — and based off his comments in the past, this is just another one to build on — then there's not a whole heck of a lot the Juventus management can do about it. Maybe they can tempt him to stay another year or two, but that's about it. Tévez has been great, but this might just be a bullet Juve will have to bite no matter how much they want him to stay around and continue to do great things.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: Enjoy Carlitos Tévez in a Juventus jersey while you still can. Because it sure is fun to watch such a damn good striker do wonderful things in those black and white stripes.
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