La Liga, the governing body of the Spanish football league threw its weight behind the FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu when the Messi-Barcelona faceoff began late August.
While Lionel Messi felt he could leave the club for free, La Liga issued a statement that he remained a player of the club, which was the position of the Barcelona president.
Now, sources in Spain revealed that La Liga president, Javier Tebas has assured that he never wanted to be at war with the star footballer.
According to a statement, the league president fully supports Leo’s decision to stay and says that he’d do just the same.
“I would have done the same [stay in Spain] if it had been Pepito Perez or any other player in our championship. I have a special affection for Leo (Messi), I love him,” he also said.
We’ve already broken down why it’s so essential for the league to keep Messi for as long as possible – take a look at this piece.