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La Liga president Javier Tebas not keen on Neymar return

La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he would rather Neymar does not return to La Liga if he cannot improve his behaviour.

Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of 222 million euros (S$341.1m) in August 2017, but could make a surprise move back to the Nou Camp this summer.

"In my opinion, if Neymar behaves better, he can be a great player," Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero yesterday.

"But I think behaviour and the values that we set as a competition are also very important. I prefer another type of player.

"Neymar is a great player, but if the example off the pitch is not correct, then to be honest, I'd prefer him not to come to the Spanish league."

Neymar has denied allegations he raped a woman in Paris and last month and attempted to prove his innocence by making public what he claims is an exchange of messages between them.

Spain's tax authorities are also investigating the 27-year-old over a bonus he earned at Barcelona and the transfer fee paid to him by PSG, while he remains in dispute with Barca regarding a loyalty payment of 26 million euros. - AFP