Boca Juniors demand Shenhua pay Tevez transfer debt

The president of Boca Juniors said he will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to demand Shanghai Shenhua pays over US$3 million pending from the transfer of Carlos Tevez.

Argentina striker Carlos Tevez of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in action against Changchun Yatai during their Chinese Super League match at Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai in this August 5, 2017, photo.

The president of Argentinean soccer club, Boca Juniors, revealed on Tuesday that he will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to demand that Shanghai Greenland Shenhua pays more than US$3 million pending from the transfer of star striker Carlos Tevez.

"They still owe us over US$3 million that they didn't pay us when the installment was due in June," Daniel Angelici told the press.

According to Angelici, Shenhua only paid the first part of the transfer at the time of the move but "we never received anything more".

The president said he would visit China in October to make a direct claim with the club, but added that he had already warned his legal team to prepare a claim at the Switzerland-based CAS.

He added that the Shanghai club had never responded to a demand for payment sent by e-mail.

Tevez, a legend in Argentina, signed a two-year contract with the Chinese Super League club in December 2016 in a transfer worth US$78.2 million.

However, he has spoken out over the summer that he might return to Boca and is currently back in Argentina for treatment of an injury.

Angelici and Tevez met on Monday to discuss a potential return to Buenos Aires. However, the Boca leader said the club is not willing to pay for Tevez's release clause, set at US$6 million.

Tevez has not had a particularly stellar run in China, playing only 11 games and scoring only two goals. Currently, he is scheduled to rejoin Shenhua on August 30 after the summer break.

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