Spanish football is at stake and it will "kill itself" within five years, according to Jose Maria Gay de Liebana, Spain's most prominent football economist.
An economics professor at the Universidad de Barcelona, expressed his concern over the world’s one of the most famed soccer league during his fifth annual presentation on financial issues facing Spanish and European football.
One of the most well-respected professor stated that revenues aren't rising fast enough to match high costs and La Liga's television deals are poorly structured.
He also said that too much importance is placed on attracting Chinese fans and suggests the radical change of forming an Iberian league with Portugal's three biggest clubs
"If things go on like this, Spanish football will kill itself," he said.
"A year ago I predicted that La Liga had only ten seasons left, now I see that five more would be a lot.
"The Spanish league is not growing, there are only two teams, which are growing: Barcelona and Real Madrid.