Tebas pining for Rooney and De Gea

Spanish Football Association (LFP) president Javier Tebas has revealed his desire to see Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and David De Gea play in La Liga.

Former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper De Gea was on the verge of signing for Real Madrid during the last transfer window, but the proposed deal fell through at the 11th hour.

Red Devils captain Rooney, meanwhile, is closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton's record as the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having spent the past 11 years at Old Trafford following his move from Everton in 2004.

Spanish football already boasts the two biggest names in the game, in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Tebas wants to see to Rooney and De Gea grace their league too, along with Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.

"I'd like to have seen Rooney play in Spain," he told AS. "I'd like to have seen a Premier League icon play in our League, but there's also Ribery.

"[David] de Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and I wish he played in our League, regardless of who for."