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La Liga chief warns Neymar he “will retire at PSG” for this reason

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Barcelona (opens in new tab) and Real Madrid (opens in new tab) wanted to bring the Brazilian back to Spain's top flight this summer.

Talks broke down between his former employers Barça and the French champions late in the window, ending any chance of a return to the Camp Nou.

And Tebas has responded by suggesting that the 27-year-old will never find another club if he continues to demand huge wages.

"In view of the market, Neymar will retire at PSG (opens in new tab) unless he lowers his salary and also his PSG claims," Tebas told Sky Sports. (opens in new tab)

"The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure to PSG.

"It was an off-market transfer, it was only possible to happen with 'traps' to increase sponsorships.

"When you do it out of the market, it is impossible to sell again at this price."

Neymar signed a five-year deal at the Parc des Princes in 2017. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.