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Sport Messi leaving Barcelona would not have been a good idea, says Tebas

11:40  12 october  2020
11:40  12 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has declared Lionel Messi 's intention to leave Barcelona over the summer wasn't a good idea , while warning of a financial crisis should I'm not sure whether departing from Barcelona would have been a good idea for Messi . "Maybe yes as a player, but not for Messi

Messi leaving would be seen by most as a blow to LaLiga as well as Barca, given his standing as one of the greatest players of all time. But LaLiga chief Tebas says the league will always be strong, pointing to Cristiano Ronaldo's switch from Real Madrid to Juventus as proof, while he claimed Italian

Javier Tebas holding a microphone: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

La Liga president Javier Tebas insists Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona in the summer would have been a mistake for all involved.

Barca captain Messi shocked the world in August when he handed in a transfer request, with Manchester City, PSG and Inter Milan all linked with a stunning move for the 33-year-old.

But with Barcelona and La Liga insisting that his £634million (€700m) release clause had to be met, the Argentine eventually stayed for this season and league chief Tebas admitted huge relief.

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has declared Lionel Messi ’s intention to leave Barcelona over the summer wasn’t a good idea , while warning of a financial crisis should the coronavirus pandemic force football to I’m not sure whether departing from Barcelona would have been a good idea for Messi .

a man holding a football ball: Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona was the right decision for all involved, says Javier Tebas © Provided by Daily Mail Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona was the right decision for all involved, says Javier Tebas Javier Tebas wearing a suit and tie: The La Liga president admits he was relieved for club, player and the league that Messi stayed © Provided by Daily Mail The La Liga president admits he was relieved for club, player and the league that Messi stayed

'As I always said, I will always want to see Messi in La Liga. If he stays at Barcelona, much better for Barcelona,' Tebas said when asked about the Barcelona captain.

'If he stays at Barcelona, much better for Barcelona. The union between Barcelona FC and Messi is so good for Barca, for Messi and for La Liga. I'm not sure whether departing from Barcelona would have been a good idea for Messi.

'Maybe yes as a player, but not for Messi as a football industry, because Messi is a machine in creating industry around him. Not sure whether it would have worked for him.

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Messi leaving would be seen by most as a blow to La Liga as well as Barca, given his standing as one of the greatest players of all time. But La Liga chief Tebas says the league will always be strong, pointing to Cristiano Ronaldo's switch from Real Madrid to Juventus as proof, while he claimed Italian

Messi leaving would be seen by most as a blow to LaLiga as well as Barca, given his standing as one of the greatest players of all time. But LaLiga chief Tebas says the league will always be strong, pointing to Cristiano Ronaldo's switch from Real Madrid to Juventus as proof, while he claimed Italian

'Messi will finally stay but I must say that we had already sold La Liga TV rights worldwide for the next four years and nobody called us asking to cancel that agreement in case Messi would leave. No one.'

Messi was in international action for Argentina on Friday night and scored the only goal from the penalty spot in a 1-0 victory against Ecuador in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.

a man with a racket: Messi handed in a transfer request in August after the 8-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich © Provided by Daily Mail Messi handed in a transfer request in August after the 8-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich a man in a baseball game: Messi scored the only goal for Argentina against Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on Friday © Provided by Daily Mail Messi scored the only goal for Argentina against Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on Friday

Tebas, meanwhile, also warned about the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis in La Liga should football be paused again, as it was from March to June this year following the first outbreak.

'We are reading in the newspapers that the economical activity cannot be stopped again, there must be a balance between the health and the financial aspect,' Tebas added.

'If not, we could move from a health pandemic into a financial pandemic, which would be really dangerous.'

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