Neymar transfer news: La Liga chief hopes PSG forward does not return to Barcelona as he is ‘not a good example’

Javier Tebas believes the Brazilian’s behaviour is ‘not good for the competition’

Tom Kershaw
Monday 01 July 2019 09:34
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La Liga president Javier Tebas has publicly admitted that he hopes Neymar does not return to La Liga because he believes the Brazilian is “not a good example”.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been pushing for a return to Barcelona, two years after leaving the Spanish champions for a world record £198m.

Neymar has made no secret of his desire to leave France, however, Barcelona’s vice-president Jodi Cardoner claimed a deal for the 27-year-old “was not on the table” and added that the club’s relationship with the player was still soured after the manner in which he forced through his departure in 2016.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Tebas also highlighted the Brazilian’s behaviour and claimed that Neymar does not share the same “values” as La Liga.

“I prefer that Neymar does not return to Barca,” Tebas said.

“We always want to bring great players, but in the case of Neymar that behaviour is not good for the competition because in the end, the news is if the player has done this or that.

“We have worked a lot in La Liga to maintain the values and we don’t want to change the image.

“He can be a great player, but the behaviour is very important in the values we transmit in the competition. “If outside the field the example is not correct, I prefer that he doesn’t return to La Liga because he is not a good example.”

Neymar is currently recovering from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the Copa America 

Neymar is currently recovering from an ankle injury suffered in an international friendly against Qatar, which ruled him out of the Copa America.

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