President of the Spanish Football League, Javier Tebas, has said that La Liga would suffer if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain, after being accused of evading €14.7million (£13m/$16.4m) in tax payments by Madrid’s criminal prosecution system.
He has, however, received the support from Tebas, who has told La Sexta: “Knowing the environment and the professional that it is, I have no doubt that Cristiano is innocent.
“We live in a time when any news related to the Spanish treasury is to point out criminals. From what I have read, I am convinced that there is no crime.”
Tebas added that Ronaldo departs, it would be “an irreparable loss”.
He added: “It is not possible to quantify, but would be very important.
“Even more so with the international growth of the League. It would be a great loss for us, an irreparable loss.”
Ronaldo netted 42 goals in 46 appearances for Madrid in the 2016/2017 campaign.