Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, has been known to make controversial statements from time to time. He does not hold back and often ends up with his foot in his mouth. Speaking in an interview with SPORT, he spoke about the exit of Lionel Messi and Barcelona’s financial situation.
“Perhaps Messi’s departure has been the most painful (compared to others leaving), because personally I consider him the best in history. He did not deserve to leave like that, not only from Barça, nor from the league.”
When asked about if Messi’s departure could have been avoided, Tebas was quite straightforward, and said, “Yes. I know for sure his departure was not for financial reasons. His exit could have been prevented.”
He continued, explaining why he thought so: “Barça agreed with CVC for a month, until Real Madrid said no. Barcelona have an inferiority complex with Florentino Perez. He has kidnapped Barça.”
“It can happen like in 2003, when Laporta charged the losses to Joan Gaspart and a group of partners tok him to court. COVID has generated €200 million in losses so far,” exclaimed Tebas.
The full interview is set to be released tomorrow, and is bound to hit Barcelona and Real Madrid like a storm. This could be a very few interesting weeks ahead for all three parties involved.