Different figures as to what Tevez is said to be earning at Shanghai Shenhua have been thrown about since his move was confirmed.
Some reports have claimed the forward is getting €37 million (R534 million) a year in China, but Tevez has insisted he is not the world’s highest paid footballer.
« After my last game, I didn’t mention anything to the local media about my salary in China, » he said, according to Sports Mole.
« Salary matters shouldn’t be told to everyone, it’s a matter of respect for my teammates.
« My salary isn’t as high as the legends, but in order to respect my teammates I won’t tell you how much. »
Many other top players in Europe have been linked with whopping offers from clubs in China, including Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure.