Spanish La Liga President, Javier Tebas claimed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are not an essential element for the league despite both players contributing their quota to the league during their time. Tebas claims Lionel Messi is the essential element of La Liga after all his contribution to the league.
Tebas also admitted he will definitely like Neymar to return to Spain as he is one of the top best three players in the world right now.
“Yes, of course [I’d like Neymar to return]. With his qualities he’s in the top three players in the world. 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,” Tebas told Marca.
“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 an essential element because he’s the heritage of La Liga.”
Neymar has been linked with a move back to Spain with Real Madrid and Barcelona battling for his signature and Tebas believes that the two clubs could afford a move for the Paris Saint-Germain forward and can find a way to make the signing work.
“If they are interested in signing [Neymar] it’s because they can [afford] it. I’m not going to go there because there are many factors that we don’t know about at the moment,” he said.
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