FIGC President Gravina: “Lazio’s Lotito Will Have to Sell Salernitana If They’re Promoted”

FIGC president Gabriele Gravina confirmed that Lazio president Claudio Lotito would have to sell Salernitana should they achieve promotion to Serie A.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radio Anch’io Lo Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, Gravina first spoke about the current state of finances in football.

Today the world of football has reached the threshold of €5 billion in debt, we must begin to bring costs under control.

I have taken the liberty of saying that for the 21/22 season we will make a recommendation, which will be included in the regulations of the individual leagues, not to exceed the cost threshold of the 20/21 season and then hypothesize a reduction in costs of 10 to 20% per year in the following seasons.

He commented on how Juventus have refused to fully back away from the European Super League plans.

I hope and wish that this controversy can be resolved as soon as possible, we are all a bit tired of this tug-of-war between UEFA and these three clubs.

I hope I can be a mediator between Juventus and UEFA, it’s not good for international football, for Italian football, for Juventus.

Gravina confirmed that there would be no sanctions for Juve.

No, we’ve already said that the FIGC respects the rules. The rules include the non-participation in our league if the principles established by the federation and UEFA are not accepted.

The FIGC president confirmed that Lotito would have to sell Salernitana if they were promoted to Serie A.

We have a clear article, 16 of the Internal organisational rules reinforces a statutory principle seen in article 7 paragraph 8, it is a rule in line with UEFA’s rules that does not allow participation in more than one club at a professional level.

President Lotito enjoyed an exemption years ago. Everyone knew what was going to happen, I wish Salernitana all the best for this historic goal that they could achieve, but the rules are the rules. The situation of control cannot be continued and would lead to non-inclusion in the league.

Finally, Gravina discussed the possibility of seeing fans inside stadiums for Euro 2020.

We don’t know yet. We are adopting a series of criteria, there is only one principle to inspire us, everyone must be safe.

Not only the protection of the health of the professionals on the pitch, but also that of the fans in the stands.

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