La Liga president, Javier Tebas, backed Real Madrid
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Madrid confirmed the transfer of their record-scorer and talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Juventus, last night, sending shockwaves around the world.
La Liga president, Javier Tebas, however, insisted that the Spanish league and its record 33-time winner won't be drastically affected by this loss, as both of them are bigger than the current best player in the world.
"Because of our work the past few years, these moves do not have as big an impact," Tebas told an interview with Marca, as quoted by Football-Espana.
"A few years ago I would have been worried nine out of 10 but now it’s just a four out of 10, it’s not the same blow."
"We do not depend on individuals or the transfer market as we did in the past and La Liga is bigger than any individual player, while Madrid are bigger than just Cristiano Ronaldo’s brand."
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United back in 2009. During his nine-year stint at the club, he managed to win four Champions Leagues, four La Ligas, and numerous other accolades, netting 450 goals in the process.