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La Liga President Javier Tebas to report Premier League to UEFA for transfer inflation

La Liga President Javier Tebas wants to report the Premier League to UEFA for causing transfer inflation, according to Evening Standard.

This news comes just days after the 2022 summer transfer window closed, where English top-flight clubs spent 20 times more than their Spanish counterparts.

Premier League clubs spent over £2 billion, while La Liga spent around £404 million. English clubs recorded a net spend of €1.35bn compared to Spanish football’s €52.4m.

Of the top 20 spending clubs this summer, 13 are from the Premier League.

Barcelona are the only Spanish club in the top 20 after signing Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Marcos Alonso, Pablo Torre and Hector Bellerin.

“Premier League revenues are 1.8 times more than LaLiga or Bundesliga, but this negative amount is 20 times more than the Spanish league that has very good financial control,” Tebas complained in a public presentation on La Liga squad spending limits.

“There were €277 million in capital increases in La Liga. €2.3 billion in Premier League, which are contributions and loans provided. In the Championship, it was €1.3 billion.

“It would be normal if they signed twice as many players, but they have spent much more than that. This can only be possible if the owners get out their chequebooks, and these are different models.

“I know the Premier League has a model to limit losses to £108 million. Do we want unsustainable models? What happens if the owners stop spending the money?

“We could let the Sheikhs and big companies come in here to buy out clubs. PSG can get more gas whenever they need to buy more players or use a related business.

“The football industry has changed, and there is much more money. If there is no control, then we could endanger the industry itself.

“The two competitions that are the most sustainable are La Liga and the Bundesliga, and we have to really fight for sustainability.”

Tebas has been criticising clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City for their spending. However, he has now turned his attention to the entire Premier League.

The controversial La Liga boss has done well to make the clubs in his league adhere to strict financial controls, defining his mantra of sustainability.

During this time, he has had to watch the Premier League clubs spend freely. Tebas will now take his grudge to UEFA.

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