La Liga president Javier Tebas has shared his opinion about the possible departure of striker Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
“Messi could not leave Barсa because of his current contract, but as I said and in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga is ready for such an option from a financial point of view,” Tebas told the Egyptian TV channel ONsport.
“Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid is a club decision. I have no right to say anything about it, but I always wanted to see the best players in La Liga. The same thing happened before with Neymar.”
“Cristiano was the top scorer in La Liga and we were affected by his departure. But the financial impact was minimal because we were well prepared for the move.”
This summer Messi’s current contract with Barcelona will expire and he has not yet decided whether he will stay at the club.