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La Liga president Javier Tebas slams Premier League transfer spending

La Liga officials have called for further regulation to stop Premier League clubs from overspending.

The January transfer window saw the top-fight in England spend an extraordinary £815 million.

A significant portion of that spending was done by Chelsea under the guidance of co-owner Todd Boehly.

La Liga president Javier Tebas shared a video on Twitter of general director Javier Gomez demanding that UEFA take action.

"We are aware there is a lot of talk about how La Liga's economic control means Spanish clubs sign less than Premier League clubs," he said.

"Let's explain what's behind that. What's the truth? The reality is that at La Liga we want clubs to spend what they can afford and generate themselves, that is to say, their own revenues.

"It is true that shareholders are also allowed to support the club and put money in to spend more than the club itself can generate, but within certain limits."

He continued: "What's the issue? Essentially, they [Premier League owners] are 'doping' the club. They are injecting money not generated by the club for it to spend, which puts the viability of the club at risk if the shareholder leaves. In our opinion, that is cheating, because it drags down the rest of the leagues.

"That is our fight, demanding that UEFA implements a new economic regulation that prevents the shareholder of a club from putting in more than a certain amount and that it enforces this rule and sanctions non-compliant clubs. It doesn't matter which league or country it is, they should sanction clubs that don't comply with this regulation."

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