La Liga president Javier Tebas has described Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi as “essential” to the league
The Argentina celebrity said his need to depart Barcelona this summer time earlier than begrudgingly staying put.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has described Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi as “essential” to the league, in a method that Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar by no means have been.
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The Argentina worldwide got here shut to a sensational departure from Catalonia this summer time, when he made a switch request after turning into sad with the working of the membership.
Messi finally stayed on the facet he joined aged 13, saying he didn’t need to take them to court over disagreements about his release clause.
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The 33-year-old is now within the last year of his contract on the Camp Nou and might comply with within the footsteps of Neymar and Ronaldo by leaving Spanish football.
PSG signed the Brazilian ahead from Barca for a world document €222 million price in August 2017, earlier than Ronaldo departed Real Madrid for Juventus a year later for €100m.
But Tebas warned that neither of the 2 superstars’ departures from the Spanish high flight have been as damaging to the league because the potential lack of Messi could be.
Asked by Marca whether or not he would love to see Neymar return to La Liga, Tebas mentioned: “Yes, of course, with his qualities he’s in the top three players in the world.
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“It would be very important for La Liga if he came again, although it wouldn’t be defining for the Spanish league.
“The defining thing is that we play 10 months a year, with 20 clubs each playing each other and generating passion and joy each weekend for fans in Spain and across the world.
“A player like Neymar gives you a following in countries that look out for him, but he’s not an essential element, not even Cristiano Ronaldo was.
“Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is the essential element because he’s the heritage of La Liga.”
When quizzed on whether or not he thinks golf equipment linked with a transfer for Messi, for instance Manchester City and PSG, might afford the transfer, Tebas mentioned: “If they are interested in signing him it’s because they can [afford] it.
“I’m not going to go there as a result of there are a lot of components that we do not find out about for the time being.”
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