Wednesday March 27 2013
Roma deny financial difficulties

Roma released a statement denying the club is in financial difficulty after reports of a €78m hole in their accounts.

Today Il Messaggero newspaper claimed UniCredit bank representative Paolo Fiorentina was meeting with Roma President James Pallotta in Boston to discuss the need for a new €60m influx of cash.

“I felt it was important to respond to the erroneous media reports regarding the purpose and nature of my meeting with Mr. Pallotta regarding AS Roma,” said Fiorentino in a statement.

“To be clear, Mr. Pallotta requested today’s meeting in an on-going effort to maintain full transparency among senior shareholders, which UniCredit greatly appreciates. The financial speculation regarding the health of the club recently reported has not been accurate.

“Mr Pallotta and the US ownership group have confirmed their commitment to the club. They have met the obligations they have committed to at full value. We are confident that will continue in the future and we look forward to working with them to build up the club.”

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