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Carlos Tevez offers update on retirement plans after Boca Juniors exit

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After confirming a third and final exit from Boca Juniors, a 37-year-old Carlos Tevez offered an update on his future plans.

Carlos Tevez has suggested he may continue his football career later in the year once he is mentally prepared.

The 37-year-old has confirmed plans to leave boyhood club Boca Juniors for a third and final time with immediate effect in Argentina. He claims to be mentally ‘not ready’ and will leave football for now.

Tevez ended his contract with Boca six months early following a difficult year that saw his adopted father, Segundo Raimundo, die due to complications from COVID-19 in February.

“This is not a farewell, but a see you soon,” said Tevez in a press conference on Friday. “I have nothing else to give Boca.

“Mentally I am not ready. I didn’t even have time to mourn my father, that’s how demanding this is. At this point in time, I need to lean on my family and be there for them.

“Today I can say that yes, I’m retiring, but maybe in three months I wake up and I want to play again, but not in Boca Juniors again.

“I want to thank the [Boca] leadership, colleagues and coaching staff.”

Tevez previously played for West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus before ending his career in Europe back in 2015.

The former Argentina international has spent the last six years with Boca and Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.