Corinthians acquire Argentine striker Tevez

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:47 IST

Corinthians completed a nearly $20 million deal to acquire Argentine striker Carlos Tevez.

Buenos Aires:

Corinthians completed a nearly $20 million deal to acquire Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, making a final payment in the most expensive signing ever by a Brazilian club. Officials at Tevez's former club, Boca Juniors, confirmed the payment, which came on the last day of a plan laid out in November when the deal was first announced. The payment was being closely watched in Argentina, where media reports had raised questions over whether the deal would be finalised after questions were raised about Corinthians' ability to finance the signing. Tevez, 20, led Argentina to the Olympic title in Athens, and is being heralded as the symbol of a rejuvinated Corinthians, a three-time national champion that finished fifth in Brazil's national championship. Corinthians began a partnership with Media Sports Investments in December that has seen the England-based group move to bolster the Brazilian team with top players. The club is reportedly close to signing FC Porto midfielder Carlos Alberto and CSKA Moscow striker Vagner Love, team officials have said. (AP)

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