La Liga president Javier Tebas is of the opinion that it is not essential to bring Neymar back to Spain as it does not affect the already great quality of the league in any way.
He additionally stated that Neymar will retire at Paris Saint-Germain unless his salary and asking price are lowered. The Brazil forward was strongly linked with a return to La Liga before the closure of the summer transfer window on Monday, with both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona interested in signing the Brazilian.
However, La Liga's supremo reiterated his previous comments on Neymar and insisted that the Brazilian is not necessary for Spanish football to succeed. As reported by AS, Tebas said at the Soccerex Europe congress in Lisbon, "It is always important to have good assets to increase [LaLiga's] value, but he is not essential."
He continued, "If Neymar comes, good. If Neymar doesn't come, I don't see it as essential, because we continue to grow."
Barcelona were said to be unwilling to meet PSG's asking price for Neymar this summer and Tebas believes that the Brazilian maestro himself is to blame for the chain of events. He said, "The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure for PSG."
Tebas further stated in conclusion, "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."
Neymar has not featured for PSG since May due to injury concerns and doubts over his future and Barcelona players have been openly speaking about his potential return back to Spain in the near future.