I never wanted to be at war with Leo Messi: La Liga president Javier Tebas

I never wanted to be at war with Leo Messi: La Liga president Javier Tebas

Javier Tebas assures that he never wanted to be at war with Leo Messi.

The league president fully supports Leo's decision to stay and says that he'd do just the same.

"Mine has not been a war against Messi," La Liga president Javier Tebas has told Cadena COPE.

"I would have done the same [stay in Spain] if it had been Pepito Perez or any other player in our championship. I have a special affection for Leo, I love him," he also said.

Just to remind, La Liga sided with Barcelona in regards to the validity of Leo Messi's €700m release clause.

We've already broken down why it's so essential for the league to keep Messi for as long as possible – take a look at this piece. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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