President James Pallotta is slowly bringing his club to a deserved financial freedom. The strategies implemented in the past few years are solidifying the economic structure of the Italian giant.
Although the Roma fans are sick and tired of the extreme trading strategy implemented by their club on a yearly basis, the American investor James Pallotta and his collaborators are leading Roma toward a bright future.
According to the recent financial statement released by the club of Trigoria, Roma have a €25 million deficit but an overall positive trend that allowed the giallorossi to free themselves from the grip of UEFA and its settlement agreement.
As reported by the Italian outlet ‘Calcio e Finanza’, Roma have solid financial foundations to reach new record turnover. Pallotta firmly believes that his club can collect higher revenues this year and the next financial statement will highlight these improvements.
The revenue banked by trading Alisson and Strootman out will be included in the 2018-19 financial statement. Roma made €62.5 million (+€10m bonus) with the Brazilian and €25m (+€3m bonus) with the Holland international. The Lupi will also bank €11 million per season from their new main sponsor Qatar Airways, €8.5m from the back-sponsor Hyundai, and €5m from Betway.
In order to plan the revenues for the next year, the management conservatively predicted an elimination from the Champions League in the group stage and the consequent path in the Europa League. In their simulation, President Pallotta and his group of professionals also predicted to play only two rounds of the Europa League (first and second knockout round).