La Liga chief paving way for Neymar’s €400m return to Spain

Date published: Tuesday 30th January 2018 10:43

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has paved the way for Neymar to return to Spain.

The PSG man arrived in France in August after a world-record £198million transfer from Barcelona – a move Tebas tried to block to protect La Liga.

Tebas claimed that the French club’s bid of €222million was in breach of financial fair play (FFP) rules, but the deal went through regardless.

But after just six months in Ligue 1 speculation has been rife that Real Madrid want to bring the Brazilian back to Spain.

Spanish outlet Marca have been going big on the speculation and and it has even been suggested that Neymar’s move to PSG was only engineered because Real were unable to sign the player directly from their rivals.

What is clear is that La Liga are desperate to have Neymar back, Tebas told Cadena Ser radio: “For La Liga, I agree it is [important]. I don’t know where he would go. But how am I going to say no?

“One thing is to say that it doesn’t affect La Liga so much and the figures are there to prove it and another is to say that I don’t want one of the best players. Just as I would love to have [Manchester City manager] Pep Guardiola and [Manchester United manager] Jose Mourinho back coaching in Spain. It’s a spectacle to have those two coaches, I would like to have them. But that’s not to say that we can’t grow the same way without them.”

The latest speculation has claimed Real are looking to offload Cristiano Ronaldo this summer and Don Balon claim they are trying to sell the 32-year-old to Chelsea.

That may well open the door for Neymar, but Marca state a deal to bring Neymar to Madrid would be a very complex one, with Real having to splash out €400million to land the Brazil international.

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