Speaking at La Liga’s official launch of the new 2020-21 season, president Javier Tebas admitted he was nervous about Lionel Messi leaving Spain.

We were worried, but not seriously worried. We have been working for years now for La Liga to be above the players, and above the clubs. But we always want Leo with us. He is the best player in the history of football and we want him to end his career in La Liga. We’re pleased he is staying with us and not going to another league.”