Carlos Tevez said he hopes to retire at Boca Juniors, ruling out a move away from his boyhood club in the twilight of his career.

The 35-year-old is contracted with Boca until the end of the month but he has openly stated a desire to continue in 2020.

“Right now my life is Boca. These last few years that I have left, or the last one I have left, I’m going to put all of my focus on Boca. It may be my last year as a player,” the former Argentina international told reporters.

“There is nothing else that motivates me. If Real Madrid came for me, I’d tell them that I want to stay at Boca.”

Tevez has struggled for regular playing time since leaving Shanghai Shenhua for his third spell at Boca two years ago.

The former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus player has netted three times in 10 league appearances this season, most of which have been as a substitute.