Serie A current transfer balance highlights a rebirth of the Italian league

The period of economic weakness seems to be over for the Italian Serie A. According to data revealed by Transfermarkt, football in the Bel Paese is experiencing a rebirth.

In 2015-16, the Italian clubs overall expenditures on the transfer market sessions were approximately €694 million while the revenue from player trading totaled €639m. Therefore, Italian clubs closed that transfer market period in the red for €55m.

The situation in 2016-17 didn’t change much. Although the expenditures increased to €848 million, the income generated by the Italian sides was €805m for a total economic imbalance of €42m.

The actual transfer market session seems to be totally different. It looks like the Italian soccer is experiencing a rebirth.

Approximately €453 million was spent at this time while €317m were banked. Nowadays, 672 players arrived in the Serie A while 273 left the league. The current economic performance records a growing economic imbalance, €135 million.

Although from an economic point of view this fact cannot be considered positive, this trend also highlights that Italian clubs have more resources to spend toward the acquisition of new players.

Graphic by AS ROMA 360, Data by Transfermarkt

Obviously, in this assessment, the top clubs make the difference. Recently, Inter and Milan changed ownerships and their respective Chinese investors are injecting a serious amount of money on the transfer market in order to relaunch the ambitions of their clubs. Considering that Roma sold several players but it is going to spend a consistent amount of cash to replace those who have left and that Juventus is still monitoring the market to put his tentacles on great world-famous stars, it is easy to imagine that the economic imbalance will increase.

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A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | | Calcio e Finanza | Reporting on Major League Soccer.

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