La Liga president, Javier Tebas says the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus will not affect the league as the league is bigger than Ronaldo.
Tebas, while reacting to Ronaldo’s move to the Serie A giants on Tuesday in a transfer deal worth a whopping £120 million, thanked Ronaldo’s for his contributions to La Liga.
He said, “We are working so that such a movement is not so important. If before I had worried 9/10, now it worries me 4/10. It isn’t the same anymore and we have done a lot of work so that we don’t depend on the transfer market.
“In La Liga, we are bigger than the name of the players, just as Real Madrid are bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo’s brand.”
“That would be a simplistic view of the international market. The Premier League is always the best selling and it doesn’t have the best players or the best clubs. The TV rights market doesn’t work like that”
“No country has told me that it would lower its offer without Cristiano or without [Lionel] Messi. They buy the competition.
“Cristiano will leave and another will come, but all [rights holders] have renewed without the issue of whether one player or another was on the table.”