The weird thing is that Lazio, reportedly the one of the big clubs to struggle the most financially, have signed Manfredini, Sorin, Oddo and now possibly Eriberto according to recent reports. The combined transfer value I cannot say but must surely be around £20-30m.
Meanwhile they are only getting £8m for the Mendieta loan deal with another £16.5m possible to be cashed in on permanent delivery a year from now.
Which could inspire speculation to think at least one of Nesta/Crespo is leaving imminently.
this possibly good news for us.i have a feeling that none of the clubs interested in nesta will agree to the 30m.this would most probably lead to lazio lowering the price,probably to cannavaro's price(25m).then we'd most probably get him,i still can't picture milan forking out the 25 quid.besides,we did win the scudetto last season.that would maybe lead nesta to choosing us over inter.
beware of Lazio not being allowed to play in Seria A
This isn't fantasy football welcome to the Real World
Its cold and Real
And when it rains it pours........
There are new fifa rules
and it will be in Galiani's interest (Milan Director/Supporter)
to eliminate one of their fiercest competitors that hasn't even allowed them to buy NEsta at a reasnoable price........
But "political" preassure will be way to high for them to actually not allow Roma or Lazio to play in Seria A. It would be an incredible precedent and many PPL would get burned by making this decision.
On the other hand, I'm really in favour of this "financial" stability set up. In Yugoslav league there was a big mess two years ago when a first league team basically worked out that it's cheaper playing in the second division (in their case at least) and decided to leav the league half way through Imagine havoc that created
On the other hand, this rule has to be applied accross the board So that the group of "protected" wouldnt be allowed to do what the heck they want (name of Real MAdrid comes to mind).
What the problem is are back dated wages of some players, even Zac i think and some money that is long overdue for some purchases (some of couple of years ago). No team in the world pays the wages monthly, ie they do pay but when money comes to the team whilst they are progressing in their respective competiotions.
As a Lazio fan i dont like what is happeneing right now to my team. As a fan of the game, i believe that this needed to be done & it is move in the right direction. Our presidents have been telling us that football become business & words costs, balance sheets and other financial terms are repeted to us all the time. Now there is another term that football "gods" will have to learn and that is Fiscal Morality. No more pumped up books, no more buying on the basis of the future earnings.
Accounts is historical exercise, which gives you the state of the company at a given day. IF today you are not financially capable of spending the year in the Seria A, than you will not be allowed to play. What you think you WILL earn during the year is a speculation, and football is a sport, not a financial speculation.
And Lazio is a perfect example that last sentance is very true
even though lazio won the uefa's cup winners cup back in 99, it was juve who last brought european glory by winning the glamorous champions league in 96, inter also won the uefa cup in 98. hell, i miss those old days when the italians used to rule europe