Although there is a lot of skepticism among Roma fans, Pallotta could change the ambitions of the club forever.
Americans are not dreamers or people who like to bet blindly. They grow and form professionally based on a basic concept, nothing is impossible. When Jim Pallotta took over the prestigious club of the eternal city, he decided to make it a rare gem. Although his project is not completed yet, the Bostonian investor knows that the financial perspectives will change from now on.
The Stadio della Roma will be the means by which the American businessman will transform Roma from being a highly relevant club to entering the elite of the football giants. Not everyone understands the real importance of a project designed on paper but that will change the prospects and future ambitions of the eternal city and of the Roma fans.
Many still believe Pallotta is doing everything for strictly personal interests. But the reality is that the native of Boston clearly understood that the only way to compete against national and European football powerhouses is to exponentially increase revenues.
His business plan should make the fans of the giallorossi celebrate even more if we think that with an efficient new stadium potential future buyers of the club can only be super-powerful tycoons. The period of passionate family management, however admirable and efficient they may have been, has been over for a long time.
Since finance began to be an extremely important aspect, the world of football has changed and it will never be able to go back. Now there are two possible ways. That of the ambitious Mr. Pallotta that will make Roma a rare gem by bringing the club in the football elite. Or the sad realization that the world of the great will never be accessible to Roma.
Large projects also include possible management problems. But even in times of difficulty, you must not lose sight of the final goal. The rumors of possible interest in Roma of the Qatari Investment Fund, although later denied by Mr. Pallotta, is a clear signal that the club of Trigoria has already attracted powerful tycoons.
After receiving incessant criticism, Pallotta could be remembered as the one who changed the future of the club. The Bostonian investor started a long and tortuous journey that could lead Roma to play a leading role.