The American investor is criticized by the Roma fans but since his arrival in the Italian capital the value of the club has doubled.
The world is diverse and all human beings are different. This is the beauty of life even if at times it would be enough to follow the events without prejudices to evaluate things better. Although there is a stormy air in the Italian capital, the club of Trigoria is financially solid and with a bright future ahead of it.
In the last period, the results on the pitch have not been great but the overall picture is positive and also the most stubborn fans should open their eyes to the reality of things.
According to the data provided by ‘Forbes’, since Jim Pallotta‘s arrival in the eternal city, Roma has doubled in value. When in August 27, 2012, the American investor became the chairman of the giallorssi, succeeding Thomas R. DiBenedetto, and becoming the 23rd in the club’s history, Roma was worth $308 million.
Nowadays, the most important side of the eternal city is reportedly valued so much more. The increase was constant and solidified over time. Although in the first period there was a slight decrease in the total value of the company, in 2013, the giallorssi were worth €257m. After a period in which President Pallotta and his group of investors have restructured and replenished the debt, the value of the club has reached levels never seen before.
The period 2015-2016 was remarkable because the strategies of the company started to bear fruit. In 2015, Roma was worth €307 million while 12 months after €508m.
It seems useless to say that during the seven years of American presidency Roma reached a relevant importance at an international level. The 2017-18 Champions League semifinals against Liverpool FC represent a global growth for the club from an economic but also a structural point of view. That international competition brought approximately $100m in the Roma coffers but a relevant and irrefutable factor is the development of the brand which is currently expanding all over the world.
The actual value of the giallorossi is, therefore, $618 million. Although Jim Pallotta and his collaborators are still developing strategies to increase the commercial revenue of the club, the whims of the Roma fans seem to be unjustified. Time is money and the Bostonian investor knows how to maximize his investments. If his economic return will be substantial then the fans will have to be happy because Roma will become a football powerhouse.