Madrid president Perez is ´psychologically kidnapping´ Barcelona, says LaLiga chief Tebas

Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez has been accused by LaLiga chief Javier Tebas of “psychologically kidnapping” Barcelona in recent times.

Tebas has beforehand criticised Barcelona for supporting a proposed Tremendous League, which didn’t get off the bottom as a backlash shortly led to the withdrawal of 9 of the 12 founding members.

The 59-year-old additionally extra not too long ago hit out at Barca and Madrid for rejecting a €2.7billion association with CVC Capital Companions, a deal that he argued would have allowed the Catalan giants to maintain maintain of Lionel Messi.

Within the newest alternate between two of essentially the most highly effective males in Spanish soccer, Tebas has now claimed Perez swayed Barcelona counterpart Joan Laporta’s choice to not settle for the supply on the desk.

“I’ve the sensation that at Barca there’s a ‘psychological kidnapping’ relating to Florentino, like an inferiority complicated,” Tebas advised Sport. 

“Florentino is a really clever man and Jose Angel Sanchez, his director common, is essentially the most empathetic man in European soccer. 

“All that glamour and know-how, up in opposition to somebody (Laporta) who’s been exterior the world of soccer for greater than 10 years.

“Barca had been in favour of the CVC deal proper till Actual Madrid mentioned no… Within the final 72 hours all the pieces modified. I feel it was very a lot related to the Tremendous League and the technique that Actual Madrid are following.”

Years of monetary mismanagement caught up with Barcelona final month once they had been unable to supply a brand new contract to Messi attributable to LaLiga’s monetary restrictions.

Nevertheless, Tebas has reiterated that Barca might effectively have saved maintain of Messi – who has since joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent – had they signed as much as the CVC funding.

“Sure, it might have been prevented,” he mentioned. “I spoke about it with Laporta personally… I feel subsequent season with the figures Barca put out, we’ll see if Messi might actually have stayed or not.

“It wasn’t a monetary choice. I do know that for certain. If Laporta shook fingers with Messi, it was as a result of for a month he had accepted the CVC supply. 

“He was in favour for a month. That’s why he mentioned issues had been going effectively. He even known as me twice to hurry up the CVC operation, as a result of Messi was getting nervous.”

Dropping six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi to Ligue 1 giants PSG is a significant blow for LaLiga, much more so than the earlier high-profile exits of different large identify gamers and coaches within the view of Tebas.

“Identical to when Cristiano Ronaldo, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho left. We knew that someday this might occur,” he mentioned.

“We now have had the good luck of getting the 2 finest footballers on the earth within the two finest groups on the earth and from LaLiga we’ve got been in a position to make the most of this to place ourselves on the world entrance line. 

“Maybe Messi’s departure has been a bit extra painful, as a result of personally I take into account him the very best in historical past, and he didn’t deserve to depart like that, not just for Barça however for LaLiga as effectively.”

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