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La Liga President Praises Lionel Messi, Bashes Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar


There's been a lot of noise surrounding Neymar Jr lately, as the Brazilian is trying to force a move out of Paris Saint-Germain to join Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Both Spanish giants have been trying to sign him for weeks now and, while he could make any team in the world better, it looks like his future is at La Liga right now.

However, it's president Javier Tebas doesn't think the Brazilian is 'essential' for the competition to become more popular because the only player they need is already there:

"Yes, of course (I'd like Neymar to return to La Liga). With his qualities, he's in the top three players in the world. It would be very important for La Liga if he came again, although it wouldn't be defining for the Spanish league. The defining thing is that we play 10 months a year, with 20 clubs each playing each other and generating passion and joy each weekend for fans in Spain and across the world.

A player like Neymar gives you a following in countries that look out for him, but he's not an essential element, not even Cristiano Ronaldo was. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is an essential element because he's the heritage of La Liga," the president told Spanish outlet Marca.

Financial issues have prevented both teams from completing their move for Neymar, as the French champions have looked reluctant to lessen their financial expectations for the Brazilian. However, Tebas believes they could afford him if they were really interested in signing him:

"If they are interested in signing (Neymar) it's because they can (afford) it. I'm not going to go there because there are many factors that we don't know about at the moment," he concluded.

There are still a lot of details to work out before Neymar can end his nightmare stint at Parc des Princes and the clock is ticking on both sides to get a deal done as soon as possible.