As Roma fans, we've become accustomed to discussing tactics, injuries, squad rotations, kit designs, and even the vagaries of construction policies in the Eternal City. But thanks to the club's financial struggles over the past half-decade, we've even become armchair accountants. Year after year, Roma fans wring their hands over who the club should sell to satisfy its Financial Fair Play agreements, a figure that usually hovers around €30 million.
Now, that's not an insurmountable figure, and as Tiago Pinto deftly displayed last season, the Giallorossi can meet that mark without selling any noteworthy first-team players. However, according to reports from Il Tempo, that 30 million figure now looks like child's play. According to the Roman paper, the club's new FFP mark has doubled, meaning the club will have to raise €60 million by June 30th—an already daunting figure that will consume the new Sporting Director once Pinto's resignation takes effect on February 3rd.
The most immediate names on the chopping block are likely center-backs Evan Ndicka and Gianluca Mancini, who could each fetch upwards of €30 million. However, we can't discount players like Tammy Abraham or Nicola Zalewski being sacrificed. Either way, with the club short on top-shelf talent and the youth ranks already stripped bare in last summer's FFP purge, meeting this €60 million mark is one hell of a way for the new DS to get their feet wet.