CIES Football Observatory released a report on the transfer market balance of the big 5 league teams. Roma sits in the fourth position.
In the last two transfer windows, Roma traded several players in order to cope with the UEFA financial fair play. Pallotta needed a necessary injection of money to cope with the regulations in place. Last summer, the Roma sporting director Monchi replaced Walter Sabatini but the strategy of the club of Trigoria didn’t change much. The Lupi traded out the Egyptian star Salah to Liverpool, Leandro Paredes to Zenit St. Petersburg as well as Antonio Rudiger to Chelsea. In the January transfer window, Monchi accepted Conte’s bid for Emerson Palmieri cashing in 29m euro add-ons included.
According to CIES Football Observatory, in the last two transfer windows, Roma spent 127m euro and collected 178m. Therefore the Lupi made a profit of 52m euro.
Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon banked more than the giallorossi. The two French clubs respectively made 286m and 56m while the German side cashed 168m.
Net estimated transfer spend for big-5 league teams during last two transfer windows: most positive balance according to exclusive @CIES_Football analysis #Monaco #Borussia #OL #Roma #Fiorentina pic.twitter.com/kRZEGkiVQZ
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) 7 febbraio 2018