Carlos Tevez could be playing his last Argentine “Superclasico” when he leads Boca Juniors against River Plate at El Monumental on Sunday as he ponders a move to China.
Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenua are in talks over a move for Tevez, with their manager Gus Poyet recently confirming their interest.
“I’ve got too much of a muddle in my head to think if in February or March I’m going off to play in China,” Tevez was quoted as saying in Sports daily Ole.
“I don’t just think about leaving, I could also retire. When the year is over I’ll see what’s best.”
Boca were eliminated in this year’s semi-finals of South America’s top club tournament which Tevez won with Boca in 2003.
Tevez admitted he’s struggled to hit top form against River in the past, but hopes the return of Fernando Gago from an Achilles heel injury will boost their chances.
“I’ve always found Clasicos hard to play. I can’t cross the barrier from fan to player,” Tevez said. “That doesn’t happen to me against other teams.
“But we’ve improved a lot, Fernando Gago has done us a lot of good, he’s a different class of player,” he said of the Argentina 2014 World Cup midfielder, who orchestrated successive wins over San Lorenzo and Racing Club following injury to put Boca in second place, two points behind leaders Estudiantes.