La Liga chief Javier Tebas rules out England, blasts ‘state run’ Man City

La Liga president Javier Tebas has dismissed reports he will join the English Premier League and launched a fresh attack on Manchester City.

The Spanish top flight supremo had been a surprise leading candidate to replace Richard Scudamore as Premier League chief executive, but he has now ruled it out.

In addition, Tebas blasted ‘state run’ City and their ‘petrol money and gas money’ in signing new players, which is ‘massively damaging’ for European football.

“No, I am very happy in Spain,” Tebas said when asked about the links to England.

“I really think the person in the post Scudamore was fantastic chief exec. He was doing a great job.'

“Clubs should get their income out of revenue they generate. The problem with City and PSG is they are state run clubs. It means if they want to sign a player, petrol money and gas money.

“The damage is massive for European football. They are inflating the market to the extent other clubs have to spend ludicrous money to keep their main players. Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich…they need to make prices higher so state funded clubs don't snatch players.”

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