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|'Carlos Tévez can come for free and our doors are open' - Boca Juniors president|
Prior to Sunday's clásico of Argentinian football played in Mendoza, played between Boca Juniors and River Plate, the president of the current Apertura championship Daniel Angelici spoke of the hopes he has of a Carlos Tévez return.
"If Manchester City calls us in need of a club for him to play for, our doors are open", speaking with television channel Fox Sports.
"The Tévez saga" has surely been a difficult situation but it could also benefit the English club.
The clearance is still up for grabs. The possible transfer of Tévez to Milan collapsed over the week with the transfer of Maxi López while the other possibilities such as Inter Milan, Paris St. Germain and Corinthians have remained as rumours.
It suggests Tévez will continue to be a Manchester City player during the time his contracts states. Although declared a persona non grata where coach Roberto Mancini closed the doors on him, in the case that Tévez cannot secure a transfer, the Argentina international will remain unused until the end of the European winter season when the window re-opens.
Boca Juniors has not shown signs of giving up. President Angelici is eager and confident that a professional outcome and a consensus in terms of a bilateral relationship can be brought forward. Hope is the last factor Boca can lose with Angelici making sure the Xeneizes don't end up empty-handed.
"If it is a free transfer, he is welcome by all means", reaffirmed Boca's club president from Mendoza prior to the one-nil win over their arch rival in their second-leg derby.
Boca has been clear from the start that their financial situation is tight and cannot afford cashing up a contract or a salary similar to the figures Tévez earns in England. Numerically, the difference is abismal.
Therefore, the question is will there be a call from City?
The decision rests on Manchester City then, it is unthought of that Tévez walks out of the Emirates stadium free of charge.
With City saying no to two of the most wealthy and powerful both Italy and France, the idea of a player out of action for five to six months is not attractive to any potential buying club or for any player's CV.
This is where Boca Junior's intentions are clear, in order to resurrect Tévez's career.
For City, it sends a strong message that a football club is bigger than a player and will undoubtedly be the departure point for the Argentine international.
At La Bombonera, hopes and illusions are high. Inspirational midfielder and captain Juan Román Riquelme has openly said for Tévez to return, coach Julio César Falcioni is welcoming his arrival while the club president has winks about the possibility.