Shanghai Shenhua chairman: 'Carlos Tevez has not met expectations'

Shanghai Shenhua chairman Wu Xiaohui admits that high-earning Carlos Tevez has not met the club's "expectations".

Shanghai Shenhua chairman Wu Xiaohui has admitted that the club have been disappointed with Carlos Tevez following his arrival to the Chinese Super League last December.

The 33-year-old is thought to have become the highest-paid player in world football when he made the move, signing a deal worth £630,000 a week in wages alone, but has since made just 13 appearances and scored three goals for the side.

Shanghai have endured a terrible season on the pitch, losing 12 of their 24 games so far, and new manager Wu Jingui dropped Tevez upon his appointment last week, accusing the former Manchester City striker of being too "overweight" to play.

"Our intention was to bring in an influential star player with high quality, and we all think Tevez could fit the bill," chairman Wu told a Shanghai TV channel.

"However, due to a lack of winter training and match fitness, he didn't meet our expectations."

During his previous spells with City, Manchester United and Juventus, Tevez boasts three Premier League titles, two Serie A titles and a Champions League among his individual honours.

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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring his third goal with a golf swing celebration during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, England on Apri
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