Just when you think footballers’ salaries cannot get any more astronomical, they continue to do so.
Just ask Carlos Tevez, who is set to earn an absolutely monstrous £615k-a-week after he completed a move to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. The wage he will earn is so staggeringly high that it amounts to £77m over the course of his two-year contract, 90min reports.
And, yet, that isn’t what has got football fans talking about the 32-year-old’s transfer. It is, in fact, a quote that Tevez himself gave back in 2010 about how – ironically – the vast sums of money paid to players was destroying football.
Back then he said:
“I don’t want to play anymore. I’m tired of football, but also tired of people who work in football. I don’t want to play anymore, and I’m talking seriously.
“Football is only about money, and I don’t like it. There are so many agents with really young footballers… it’s awful, as these young players are not interested in winning titles, they only want money.”
Supporters often joke about some footballers not being the brightest of individuals, and football fans flocked in their droves to Twitter to mock the hypocrisy of Tevez over his earlier claim.
Carlos Tevez in 2010: “Football is only about money & I don’t like it.”
Carlos Tevez in 2016: Signs for Shanghai Shenhua earning 615K P/W. pic.twitter.com/x4MfEHLwkl
— All Football News (@AllFootballLive) December 29, 2016