Messi leaving la liga will not change Spanish football. La Liga president Javier Tebas believes his league cannot be affected by the departure of Messi.
“We would prefer Messi to stay in La Liga but Ronaldo and Neymar left and we have not noticed any difference,” Tebas said. “We are ready.”
Tebas said: “It seems the only club in Premier League that talks about registering Messi is Manchester City, who compete outside the rules. I am not the only one saying this.
“I am not too worried about them. I have criticised what they do so many times. Doing it one more time makes no difference. City is neither affected by Covid or pandemics or anything because they are financed differently and it is impossible to fight against that.”
“Barcelona are not considering insolvency proceedings,” he said.
“Their debt might be slightly larger but they were perfectly solvent pre-Covid. But Covid has come along and taken away a lot of revenue. They are not so capable of repaying the debt, so their salary volume has to go down.
“That is the essential factor for most clubs. It is not because they were mismanaged earlier.”
“It was a clandestine league for the 10 minutes after Bartomeu said they had joined,” he said.
“I feel sorry for Bartomeu. He said it but then no-one else said they were joining. This project is not viable financially for the clubs competing or the other clubs. It would really break the eco-system we have established.”