Roma General Director Mauro Baldissoni was interviewed by ‘Radio24’ in reference to the current transfer window. The manager explained the strategy of the giallorossi on the market.
There is much to say about Roma‘s trading in the January transfer window. The club closed a remunerative deal with Chelsea for Emerson Palmieri signing another fullback, Jonathan Silva. The Brazilian defender joined Antonio Conte in London for an overall 29 million euro fee allowing the Lupi to make a fat profit. This trading was necessary due to the financial fair play rules as stated by Baldissoni.
“We sold Emerson to exploit an opportunity. However, we are not in financial trouble. We simply have to cope with international rules. This is a city that easily falls into turmoil. We have to reach the breakeven. Roma does not need money, we have a solid property. By doing so, over the years the club kept its competitiveness. We are very happy that Dzeko stays with us.
However, when you purchase a company that is in the red in the balance sheet there are only two possible paths to follow. You can cut costs or you have to further invest in it. The latter is our strategy in order to keep high levels of management costs. This is the reason why we are saying that this is a solid project rather than simple trading of players. The sales are functional to the competitiveness of the team. We are a very competitive side.”