Barcelona and Real Madrid currently receive over 50 per cent of the money for the league as a whole at around
Sevilla, led by its president
Speaking after a meeting attended by 13 clubs in
"The positive thing was the presence of 13 of the 15 teams called upon. Malaga and Valencia couldn't attend for justifiable reasons but they confirmed their assistance. Rayo Vallecano, Mallorca and Granada have been incorporated and where there were just six clubs previously today there are 15 more or less in agreement.
"The league is giving fewer and fewer answers to the collective interest of the league and more to Real Madrid and Barcelona. This is what the clubs have responded to. It is not possible to trust the league in its current form. It is necessary to change. To free the control that two big clubs have in the Primera Division and
"We have been slow to realise that the clubs cannot be mere spectators to its disputes and we have to take the initiative."
Cruz said that the next step would be to discuss with television providers Mediapro and Canal+ a solution that would benefit all the clubs involved, including a fairer allocation of kick-off times.
He added: "We want to agree on an operating model with Mediapro and Canal+ for a rational and orderly system of rights for the coming years, including a transparent, consensual and balanced arrangement of fixtures and kick-off times for all teams and to clarify what will be the operating model that will perform best."
Spain champion Barcelona has agreed the signing of