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'He's not fit'

Carlos Tevez career in China has taken a shocking twist

Former Manchester City and United striker's career in the Far East has hit a new low as it is claimed he is not match fit

SHANGHAI SHENHUA’S new boss Wu Jingui has slammed Carlos Tevez for being overweight and told the £650,000-a-week striker he will not select him.

Tevez moved to the Chinese Super League club in December and became the world’s highest paid player but failed to live up to his pay packet.

Carlos Tevez has been told he is too overweight to play for Shanghai Shenhua by their new boss

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Carlos Tevez has been told he is too overweight to play for Shanghai Shenhua by their new boss

Wu Jingui said Carlos Tevez was unfit and not available for selection

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Wu Jingui said Carlos Tevez was unfit and not available for selection

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The former Manchester United and City star has netted just twice in 15 games and Wu has revealed he is not fit enough to play.

Wu said: “‘I won’t pick him right now. He’s not ready physically. He’s not fit to play.

“He is overweight, along with [Fredy] Guarin. I have to take responsibility for the team and the players as well.

“If you are unable do your utmost to play, there’s no point in picking you. I have coached lots of big stars, and my players are never picked on reputation”

Tevez recently returned to action after recovering from a calf injury but was booed by fans during Shenhua’s 2-1 defeat to Henan Jianye.

The 33-year-old ended his second spell with Boca to join the Chinese Super League side and the forward can only exercise a release clause in December.

Carlos Tevez joined Shanhai Shenhua in December but has failed to set the league alight

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Carlos Tevez joined Shanhai Shenhua in December but has failed to set the league alight

Carlos Tevez has scored just two goals in 15 appearances

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Carlos Tevez has scored just two goals in 15 appearances

And Tevez admitted another return to his boyhood club would be difficult.

Tevez said: “My contract is very complex and it’s very difficult for me to return.

“The Chinese are not stupid.”

Shenhua are currently languishing in 11th position in the table after four consecutive defeats under former boss Gus Poyet.

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Carlos Tevez could make another return to Boca Juniors in January

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