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Tevez's US$850,000-a-week pay symbol of Chinese largesse

Once the world's best-paid footballer, Argentinean star languishes in Chinese Super League

Chinese fans and media have an unflattering nickname for Tevez: Very Homesick Boy, a play on how his name is pronounced in Chinese and a nod to problems he has had throughout his career settling anywhere.


WHEN Carlos Tevez landed in Shanghai, he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

A blue Shanghai Shenhua scarf was thrown around his neck and hundreds of fans mobbed the...