Roma’s Transfer Business Sees €32.5m Sliced Off Wage Bill

Roma have managed to accumulate a small fortune through savings made on the wage bill, which could have a big impact later on, particularly with regard to Financial Fair Play regulations. This figure is worth around €32.5m gross profit, which is the amount Roma have managed to make through player departures (sales or players leaving at the end of their contracts) even after taking into account player acquisitions.

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Roma’s Investment In Youth Not Paying Off: A Who’s Who Of Walter Sabatini’s Signings

Back in January 2014, Rome’s radio stations were full of journalists commenting on Walter Sabatini’s transfer policy as he signed youngster after youngster. Some said ironically that he was “playing Football Manager” and praising him for his foresight in planning for Roma’s future, others were more cautionary as they warned the sporting director was forgetting the present as he invested in the future. Continue reading

Roma On Course To Meet Financial Fair Play Regulations

Roma are on course to meet Financial Fair Play regulations. The final financial reports for the 2015/16 season will be ready, as usual, by the end of the summer, but a preliminary examination of the accounts shows that the Giallorossi have essentially reached the financial targets imposed on them by UEFA and, therefore, will be able to avoid being subject to the sanctions set out in May 2015 in the settlement agreement with UEFA.
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How The 4+4 Rule Will Affect Roma’s Transfer Window

The curtain will soon open on the 2016/17 season with the start of pre-season training camps and the transfer window, which begins on 1st July. The season presents a significant change: the cap on squads, which was partly applied last season, will be fully implemented and teams will be obligated to include 4 locally trained players and another 4 players trained by other Italian teams in their squad list of 25, similar to the UEFA system. It was only for last season that the FIGC gave clubs the concession of including fewer locally trained players as long as they included at least 8 players who had been trained in Italy.

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