La Liga president Javier Tebas has “no doubt” that Cristiano Ronaldo is “innocent” of tax evasion; he knows the damage to the Spanish game if Ronaldo leaves.
Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Spain because he believes he has been targeted by the authorities.
He has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United as well as PSG and clubs in China and the United States.
Tebas told La Sexta: “Knowing the people that surround Cristiano Ronaldo, how professional they are, and from what I’ve read regarding the reports done by the Spanish tax agency … I have no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is innocent.
“When one travels, you get to see how important the big clubs are and their star. Right now, we [La Liga] are undergoing international growth and it would be an irreparable loss for the coming seasons.
“In the Spanish league, we’ve had the best footballers of our time, [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and we want to keep them. I hope he can overcome the problem and I trust Cristiano Ronaldo and his team.
“I’m certain that we will move on from this and that he will be with us for many more seasons.”