Boca Juniors officially unveil Tevez

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Carlos Tevez has been unveiled as a Boca Junior player, with tens of thousands of fans in attendance.

The Argentine forward returns to the club 11 years after and was welcomed by an army of Boca supporters at the Bombonera Stadium.

“There is nothing better than this for me. Nothing compares to this, nothing. These are my people, and also it’s great because I don’t have to speak in English or Italian anymore,” he said.

“Look, I would still be at home, relaxing, getting warm. It’s tough to believe that so many people faced the cold to come and see me. It’s incredible, it’s beautiful, and I’m very thankful for the affection of the fans.”

Tevez also expressed returning to Los Xeneizes was a goal that he wanted to achieve.

“I had a goal to return to my home,” he revealed. “My head was spinning because I missed everything about the club.”

The former Juventus and Manchester City player, might make his debut on Saturday against Quilmes.

Club president Daniel Angelici said the homecoming was the realization of a dream.

“It’s a night of emotions and happiness, a night in which dreams became reality,” he said.

“The truth is that when we met with Carlos and talked with him about a return, it all seemed like a dream. But when we worked, when there was strong desire from all parties — and for this I’d like to thank Juventus — it’s a great honour to announce Carlos is returning to Boca Juniors.”

Boca will pay Juventus €6.5million in a one-off payment on December 15, 2016. As part of the deal, Juventus will pay Boca €3.5 million for the loan of Guido Vadala, with the option to make him a permanent Juventus player with a further installment of €9.4 million to be paid no later than April 20, 2017.

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