?Carlos Tevez has wasted little time in announcing himself to the Chinese Super League and scored 35 minutes into his debut for Shanghai Shenhua.
The former Manchester Utd and City striker made headlines at the turn of the year when he left boyhood club Boca Juniors for the second time in his career and signed for Gus Poyet’s side on a stunning £615-a-week deal, making him the world’s highest paid player.
Whilst the switch to China was confirmed in late December, Tevez was unable to make his debut for his new club until last weekend and despite the pressure of his enormous salary, the 33-year-old was able to keep his cool and stroke home a 35th minute penalty against Jiangsu Suning to double his side’s lead.
Shanghai eventually ran out 4-0 winners over their opponents, who had surprisingly left former Chelsea midfielder Ramires out of the lineup, as Tevez celebrated his goalscoring debut by assisting two of his team’s other three goals.
Although many remain sceptical of his world record salary, the former Premier League striker can at least take comfort from knowing that he has made a positive start to his new life in the Far East, as Tevez and his teammates will now prepare for next Saturday’s clash with Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian.
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