President of Spain’s LFP, Javier Tebas, has said that the Premier League’s new television deal could mean that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Spain.
After a new television deal was agreed with Sky and BT, English clubs will receive £5.136 billion between 2016 and 2019, which would mean that someclubs would have the buying power to lure La Liga’s biggest stars away from Spain.
"Well yes I think so," Tebas responded when asked if Ronaldo and Messi could leave.
"We have a serious problem, and we won't be the best league in a year.”
Tebas acknowledged that England will be at the forefront of all television contracts and concluded that Spanish clubs needs to negotiate their television rights in a way that benefits all teams, rather than just the ‘big two’, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
"We're going to lose a lot of value in the market because the Premier league is going to snap up all of the global TV competition and contracts," he added.
"Unless we urgently move towards centralised TV rights sales, Spanish football is going to have a very serious problem.
"Economically we'll end up with a fifth-level competition."
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