Carlos Tevez admits he could quit the Chinese Super League just six months after signing a world-record £615,000-a-week contract.
The 33-year-old quit boyhood club Boca Juniors in December after agreeing a stunning move to Shanghai Shenhua.
But after scoring just one goal in six appearances, Tevez concedes he may quit when the CSL season ends in September.
Shanghai sit just four points above the relegation zone after 11 games, and the ex-Manchester United striker – who also played for Manchester City, West Ham and Juventus – claims he never wanted to move to the Far East in the first place.
Tevez told TyC Sports: “I left not to hurt Boca. Honestly, I do not know what I’m going to do at the end of the year.
“If I’m hungry for glory, it’s very difficult to stay in the club. I have to find myself to go back, I know I gave them everything.
“When I left, my silence bothered journalists more than people. The press wanted me to say goodbye with a note, they are difficult. For me it was not easy either. Boca fans always want to see me with that shirt.
“First, when the millionaire offer came from China, I said no. I had Boca in my head. The final decision was in the last game.
“I did not want to hurt the club. Flor, my eldest daughter, went down to the dressing room asking me not to leave. It was easy to stay, the fans love me, but I did the difficult thing.”