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Two more years and I’m off! Carlos Tevez plans to swap Manchester City for Argentina’s Boca Juniors

By Pippa Field

Homesick striker Carlos Tevez will turn his back on Manchester City next year in order to see out his career in his native Argentina.

The outspoken forward – who took a five-month sabbatical in his homeland last season following a spat with manager Roberto Mancini – is contracted to City until 2014.

But speaking on Argentinian radio, the 28-year-old made clear his intentions to return to the warmer climates of South America rather than sign a new deal.

“I will stay in Europe for another two years and then go back,” he said.

“I’ve got a year left on my contract at Manchester City and they want me to sign for two more ­seasons.

“I would prefer to return home, but it is very ­difficult because City won’t let me leave for nothing.”

The controversial striker has re-established himself in the City side this season, finding the back of the net on eight occasions.

But he left fans in no doubt as to where his heart truly lies, revealing his desire for a return to boyhood club Boca Juniors.

“Boca’s president always says the door is open for me to rejoin them and I am dying to pull on their shirt once more,” he said about the club he joined as a 16-year-old.

“I want to end my career with them. It is my dream and the dream of my ­family as well. I would love to be playing for them against River Plate. It would be better than playing against Fulham.

“But I am under contract and have to be here in England.”

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