La Liga could kill itself

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Spanish football must change course drastically or it will “kill itself” within five years, according to Jose Maria Gay de Liebana, Spain’s most prominent football economist.

Gay de Liebana, an economics professor at the Universidad de Barcelona has the following to say:

– La Liga’s clubs were increasing their revenues but not quickly enough to cover their costs.

– “A year ago I predicted that La Liga had only ten seasons left, now I see that five more would be a lot.”

– “Today the Spanish league is not of great interest,” he said. “Adding a Portuguese part would give us extra glamour, with Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. It would give us more character.”

– he was working on research showing the long-term detrimental financial effect that Jose Mourinho’s transfer policies had on clubs he managed.

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