La Liga president Javier Tebas has been intended to be sued by the Seria A side FC Internazionale over his claims of the Nerazzurri using “tricks” to sign Luka Modrić. The club has released a statement on the matter which read, “FC Internaziona Milano announces that it will take legal action against Mr Javier Tebas in the face of statements made today in the Press.”
Tebas confronted his displeasure with the market and how certain clubs conduct their business in an interview with Spanish Newspaper ABC (h/t Football Italia):
“Things don’t happen just because we make mistakes, but I don’t think this is the case, but other clubs things have happened, which shouldn’t happen.”
“I’m not only referring to PSG but also Juventus with the signing of Ronaldo and Inter, who have no money to buy players but then offer a mountain of money, the source of which I don’t know.”
“Tricks in the market? As for Juve, I don’t know. We’ll have to see how their deal [for Ronaldo] pans out, but Inter’s offer for Modric hid some tricks.”
“The PSG-Neymar issue was also rigged. PSG are a club of ‘just tricks’ like Manchester City, and this generates circumstances that destabilise the market and media.”
The longwinded La Liga president, Javier Tebas has been criticizing Manchester City and Paris Saint-German telling L’Equipe (h/t Sport Witness) UEFA should consider disqualifying them from European competition. Sport witness noted that many accused him of “sour grapes” and he denied criticism in favour of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same interview.
These latest comments have been passed against Seria A clubs from his clear discomfort of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the league and move to Juventus. The links between Inter and Modric has been disturbing him as well. He has gone to great lengths to keep La Liga’s big stars around. As reported by Sid Lowe of The Guardian, he flat-out rejected PSG’s deposit of Neymar’s buyout clause last year, going directly against FIFA regulations.