The January transfer window is now over with a Roma very active on the market. Monchi traded out two defenders cashing in the necessary amount to cope with the UEFA Financial Fair Play.
Once more, the giallorossi operated on the transfer market to solve financial issues. The club led by the American investor James Pallotta needed an economic injection to get closer to the necessary breakeven as ruled by UEFA. The Fianancial Fair Play regulation, implemented by UEFA in September 2009, is monitoring the European clubs sanctioning those who do not respect the rules. In recent seasons, many clubs have reported repeated, and worsening, financial losses. Many clubs have experienced liquidity shortfalls, leading for instance to delayed payments to other clubs, employees and social/tax authorities.
Roma is firmly intentioned to solve its financial issues in order to avoid significant pecuniary sanctions. The recent transfer window was necessary for Roma to bank 35 million euros balancing the financial disbursements made in the summer. The Sporting Director of the Lupi Monchi traded out Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea for 20m euro plus 9m euro add-ons. Even the Mexican defender Moreno was sold. Real Sociedad paid 6m euro to bring the centre-back to Spain. Roma’s potential profit is, therefore, 35m euro, the right amount to satisfy UEFA.
As reported by the Italian outlet ‘ForzaRoma.info’, the gillorossi banked the highest amount ever recorded in a January transfer window. In 2012, the Lupi sold Borriello for 500,000 euro. Bradley left the team of the Italian capital in 2013 (7.4m euro) together with Caprari (1.75m). In 2015, Jedvaj and Destro left Roma for overall 7.5m euro. The 2016 January transfer window was very active. Gervinho (18m), Mazzitelli (3.5), Iturbe (loan) and Doumbia (1.2m) were traded out.
In light of that, the 2018 January transfer window is the most remunerative for Roma!