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.
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 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.
“I’ll be an external consultant, I’ll be giving Roma some help.” This is what Franco Baldini has said privately to those who, recently, have been bombarding him with calls and messages asking: “Are you really coming back to Roma?”
If there is one thing that Roma have consistently done in the transfer market over the last few years, it is make extensive changes to their defence every summer.
Until Roma president Pallotta names a new permanent CEO who will replace the departed Italo Zanzi, Baldissoni has taken over as the operating manager of the club’s entire business strategy. Continue reading
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.