Spanish Football League fear talent drain

The president of the Spanish Football League fears the competition will lose it's best young players in the coming years.

The president of the Spanish Football League fears the competition will lose it's best young players in the coming years.

Javier Tebas believes many of the most talented players in Spain will leave the country in the next four years as clubs are forced to pay off their debts.

He told AS: "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."

Tebas also reiterated his support for a model of Financial Fair Play for Spanish football, declaring: "The fundamental idea, with a few caveats, is that clubs must spend what they earn."

The president added that the league was looking to expand its global audience, and said this would have an effect on how it scheduled games in the future.

"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," he said.

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