The expected summer exodus in La Liga is a worrying sign that puts a bleak cloud over the future of the Spanish top-flight's ability to compete with the flourishing Bundesliga and the Premier League.
It is no surprise as the competition outside of Barcelona and Real Madrid has deteriorated in recent years, with Villarreal's relegation to the Segunda in 2012 and the financial trouble Valencia find themselves in.
This summer has already seen the departures of Radamel Falcao, Jesus Navas, Iago Aspas, Joaquin and the future of Gonzalo Higuain presumed to be outside of the country.
Another disastrous potential scenario is that Spain's highest representatives in the scoring charts, Roberto Soldado and Alvaro Negredo, could also seek transfers away from their respective clubs.
The tensions between Real Madrid and Barcelona's relationship with the rest of the league over the distribution of TV revenue has reached boiling point. This discontent is unsettling in the search for Spanish football to have a more balanced sharing of finances gained through television rights.
This summer will see numerous changes occurring throughout the league as clubs try to balance their books in preparation for Financial Fair Play.
Next season will see the foundations of the league tested like never before.
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