Javier Tebas insists La Liga wouldn’t suffer from losing Lionel Messi. And the usually outspoken Tebas claims the Spanish league has improved since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
Speculation continues to mount over the urban center record goalscorer’s future at Camp Nou amid variety of problems between Argentine Republic and club chiefs.
Messi’s relations with those at the highest of the club, together with president Josep Maria Bartomeu, became progressively tense within the last twelve months. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was ab initio left sad once the club’s public pursuit of Neymar last summer lacked follow through. He then in public hit out at bosses once technical director Eric Abidal claimed players had been behind Ernesto Valverde’s dismissal in January.
Lionel Messi once more went public last week to require aim at club chiefs over pay cuts within the thick of the coronavirus crisis – once players felt some among the club had tried to undermine the players as they’re reaching a call.
That is being contend out amid a warfare at board level, with Bartomeu seeking to induce obviate four members – together with 2 vice-presidents – accusive them of unfaithfulness.
As such, Lionel Messi’s future has been known as into question, significantly with the player able to go forth for nothing ought to he value more highly to, because of associate degree agreement in his contract.
Inter urban center are tipped as a possible destination, with noises from European country claiming chairman Steven Zhang might look to prise Messi to San Siro.
Ex-Inter president Massimo Moratti has claimed that Messi isn’t “an not possible dream” because of Zhang’s ambition. But in an exceedingly slick dig at Messi, Serie A and Ronaldo – UN agency left Real capital of Spain for Juventus in 2018 – La Liga chief Tebas insists it might “not be a drama” if Messi departed.
I do not think that the arrival of Messi can solve the problems of Serie A, which are linked to the bad relationship between debts, high and insufficient collections,” he said.
“Serie A’s figures are stressed, and these economic problems certainly are not solved by Leo Messi.
“I would like Lionel Messi to stay here – but if he leaves it would not be a drama. It was said that without Cristiano Ronaldo the league would have lost money.
“Instead we would have earned it, even in Portugal. Players help but are not essential to a championship.”
On La Liga’s current financial situation, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of cancelling the rest of the campaign, Tebas said: “In economic terms, not finishing the 2019-20 season would cost La Liga €1bn.
“If we finish behind closed doors, the cost is €350m. If we play with fans, the losses would still be €150m.
“As for the TV rights, La Liga have already pocketed 90 per cent of the total.
“If we don’t play again, we’d have to give up the remaining 10 per cent along with another 18 per cent already paid.”