After losing Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi in the space of a few years, Javier Tebas would not say no to the arrival of a new star with a global aura in the ranks of his very dear “Liga”. And this is the clear path that Kylian Mbappé seems to be taking, whose soap opera of arrival at Real Madrid never really sleeps, revived at the slightest opportunity by this or that actor in French or Spanish football.
Questioned Monday evening by the Spanish television channel Movistar +, the boss of Spanish football was positive and optimistic about the arrival in his championship of the crack of Bondy, whose talent continues this season to benefit Ligue 1 and the PSG. “Am I convinced of his coming? Convinced, no. But it’s a destination for him, that’s for sure. I think he has a 70-80% chance of being here next year. »
The destination “for him” is obviously Real Madrid, who have been courting him for many years and who have been engaged in a strange three-way standoff for more than two years with the player and PSG in an attempt to to recover it, without success. For Tebas, who has been leading an open crusade against the “state clubs” for several years, and particularly the capital club, it would obviously be a victory to see the best Parisian arrive in Spain.
“Great players have come here,” continues Tebas. It’s important for LaLiga that he comes, but it’s not a question of life and death. Life and death is that we have great teams, that it is a competitive championship. Barcelona has players who have been Golden Boys. A few years ago, when many foreign players were recruited, people criticized the fact that there were no local players. It seems we have forgotten the local players.”
This is not the first time that the president of La Liga has spoken in favor of the arrival of Kylian Mbappé in La Liga. In 2022, Tebas was also at the origin of a complaint to UEFA to contest the extension of the Bondynois in Paris, contesting the economic viability of such an operation. Another complaint was filed following the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé this summer, justified by what La Liga considered “a serious distortion of the internal market of the European Union”.