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Karine Grigoryan

06-09-2019 | 13:15 Football

La Liga president Javier Tebas speaks out on Neymar-Barcelona transfer saga

PSG forward failed to make his return to Barcelona during this summer transfer window and La Liga president claims that the player's move isn't essential. "It is always important to have good assets to increase [La Liga's] value, but he is not essential," Tebas said at the Soccerex Europe congress in Lisbon. "If Neymar comes, good. If Neymar doesn't come, I don't see it as essential, because we continue to grow." Neymar moved to PSG in 2017 for a record €222 million deal and has three years left on his contract. "The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure to PSG," Tebas said. "It was an off-market transfer, it was only possible to happen with 'traps' to increase sponsorships. "When you do it out of the market, it is impossible to sell again at this price. In view of the market, Neymar will retire at PSG unless he lowers his salary and also his PSG claims."  via Goal

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