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Carlos Tevez was only joking when he said he wants to return to Boca Juniors.
On Monday, the Manchester City striker admitted he is not going back to his former club in Argentina this summer.
However, he previously stated he “would die to return to Boca”.
Tevez had a public falling out with City boss Roberto Mancini in September 2011 that led to him being out of action until February 2012.
But he Tevez bounced back and regained his fighting form again to become a pivotal part of the City side.
Despite this, he has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, and with former club Boca Juniors reported to be the likely suitor.
The Argentine has always been frank in his adoration for the club where he started his career and made his full professional debut when he was only 16, but he has revealed a move back to his homeland would be impossible at this stage of his career.
“I would die to return to Boca,” he told Canal 9. “But it’s very difficult at this moment. Who would pay the transfer fee? When I didn’t play, City didn’t want to transfer me to Milan for 20 million euros, so now that I am playing it’s even more difficult. “I will be back [in Argentina] at the age of 33.”