The Spanish top football league, La Liga, has disclosed its plans to close the gap in revenues between it and the English Premier League, in the next ten years.
La Liga’s president, Javier Tebas, who made this known late on Tuesday, said the league was determined to expand its international audience.
Tebas said the EPL earned about 40 percent more than the Spanish league, which draws in some 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) a year through television rights.
According to him, La Liga’s biggest advantage was the quality of its clubs and players.
“I have no doubt that within 10 years we will practically be equal to the Premier League or at least within 10 percent,” he said at the opening of a La Liga office in Brussels.
“The main difference for now was that the British market itself was bigger than Spain’s.
“On an international level there is less of a difference, but that’s our main objective – to get closer to the Premier League,” Tebas said.
La Liga, which already dominates in Latin America, has now set its sights on gaining ground in key markets China, India and the United States, with another eye focused on Africa.