Wed 01 February 2023 | 15:00

La Liga accuses Premier League of cheating after $1bn January splash

Adding Enzo Fernandez's record £106.8m transfer to Chelsea, Chelsea was responsible for 37 per cent of money Premier League clubs spend on new January signings.

Amid the clear Premier League monopoly in the transfer market, La Liga corporate chief called on UEFA to investigate the done businesses as English clubs spent an accumulative £815m in January.

La Liga corporate chief

Javier Gomez

said in a video posted by La Liga president Javier Tebas on Twitter:

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

"The reality is that at LaLiga 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.

"Essentially, [in England] they 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."



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