Madrid, Following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to
Juventus, LaLiga boss Javier Tebas doesn’t fear Spanish football
feeling any negative effects thanks to the player’s legions of fans
looking elsewhere, the MARCA reported.
Serie A is set to feel a big boost from having Ronaldo play for
Juventus and Tebas insisted the LaLiga brand is bigger than Ronaldo.
“We are working so that such a movement is not so important,” he
explained to MARCA.
“If before I had worried 9/10, now it worries me 4/10. It is not the
same anymore and we have done a lot of work so that we don’t depend
on the transfer market.
“In LaLiga we are bigger than the name of the players, just as Real
Madrid are bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo’s brand.”
LaLiga President Tebas also contemplated whether Ronaldo’s move
will have any impact of television rights payments, which make up the
bulk of how clubs earn their money in the modern game.
“That would be a simplistic view of the international market,” he said of
any potential issues.
“The Premier League is always the best selling and it doesn’t have
the best players or the best clubs. The TV rights market doesn’t work
“No country has told me that it would lower its offer without Cristiano or
without Messi. They buy the competition.
Source: Oman News Agency