Laliga president Javier Tebas has admitted that they could have prevented Lionel Messi from leaving FC Barcelona for Paris Saint Germain.
Messi joined PSG in the summer following Barca's financial constraints and in an interview with SPORT, Tebas admitted that it was painful to watch the ARgentine leave the Spanish top flight.
“Perhaps Messi’s departure has been the most painful (compared to others leaving) because personally, I consider him the best in history. He did not deserve to leave like that, not only from Barça, nor from the league," he said.
Asked if the move could be prevented, Tebas added: "Yes. I know for sure his departure was not for financial reasons. His exit could have been prevented.”
“Barça agreed with CVC for a month, until Real Madrid said no. Barcelona have an inferiority complex with Florentino Perez. He has kidnapped Barça. It can happen like in 2003 when Laporta charged the losses to Joan Gaspart and a group of partners took him to court. COVID has generated €200 million in losses so far."