La Liga president Javier Tebas has called Neymar’s potential return to Spanish football ‘important’ after reports linking the Brazilian with a move to Real Madrid.
PSG’s thumping of Dijon last week saw Neymar score four goals was heavily praised in the press with many tipping the Ligue 1 side to win the French title and potentially produce a Champions League run.
However, their 2-1 defeat at the weekend to Lyon which followed, has left a worried taste in the mouth’s of the club’s fans and in particular with big money signing Neymar.
Neymar, who arrived last summer and scored those four goals against lowly Dijon – was absent with no real valid reason in the Lyon defeat.
L’Equipe now believe that PSG are worried about the future of the former Barcelona man, who they claim is willing to take a pay-cut to leave France.
Real Madrid have been linked with a sensational move and Tebas has weighed in on the rumours, saying he would love the former Santos man back in La Liga.
“If Neymar was to return to La Liga it would be important of course,” Tebas told Cadena Ser on Monday.
“This is a league for the best players, but I do not know where he could go, although it would be fantastic for him to return here and these sorts of players are vital to the league.
“His departure has not affected La Liga and we have the stats and facts to prove that but we will always try to attract the world’s best players.
“It is the same with Coaches – I would love to see Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho back in Spain, that would be fantastic.
“However, we have continued to grow and improve since they have left, and it is the same with any player.”
Links to Madrid and reports of the Brazilian’s unhappiness has seen the likes of Dani Carvajal, Casemiro and Sergio Ramos all discuss a potential move in recent times.
Florentino Perez has seen his bigger stars at the Santiago Bernabeu fail this season and question marks have begun over the future of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and even, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored just four times in the league this season.
Reports in Spain and France claim Neymar’s father has met with Perez to discuss various things, in particular the role and potential of a move for his son.
Whilst Neymar is fully committed to PSG this season – many feel he was similarly committed to Barcelona, given his relationship with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez.