Cristiano Ronaldo believes La Liga has now emerged as the best league in the world following his record transfer to Real Madrid.
The £80million Portugal winger has swapped Manchester United and the Premier League for the Bernabeu this summer and firmly believes that the Spanish top-flight is emerging as the world's pre-eminent competition.
Referring to Mardrid's capture of himself from England and Brazil star Kaka from Italy, he said: "The Premier League is a very good competition, but I think that the Spanish league is going to have a little more quality because of the players that are arriving.
"Both leagues are going to be very good, but I think that with (president) Florentino Perez's signings the Spanish league is superior to the English.
"It's going to be a magnificent competition in Spain this year. All the players have a lot of quality and the referees protect the players more."
Ronaldo will be officially unveiled as a Madrid player in front of an expected 80,000 full house at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday evening.