Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas Fears Top Talent Leaving
Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas has warned La Liga fans that "the biggest stars of the league will look to leave over the next four years as clubs struggle to pay off their debts," according to Nick Turner of INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. Spain international Jesus Navas has already bolted to join Man City. Tebas: "Fans need to be aware that there is going to be an exodus of players over the next three to four years, because we need clubs to decrease their debts if they are able to become alternatives to the big clubs. The fundamental idea, with a few caveats, is that clubs must spend what they earn." Tebas added that the league will need the support of the foreign market. Tebas said, "We need to look to the foreign market if we are to increase our television revenues. And that means we have to pay attention to the television operators abroad, and make things easier for them in terms of kick off times" (INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 6/12).