Claudio Lotito recently made a statement regarding his ownership of U.S. Salernitana 1919. The rules in Serie A state that an owner can’t own two clubs in Italy’s top league.
As a result, the Lazio boss has to sell the club since the Serie B side earned promotion and will play in Serie A for the 2021-22 season. Nonetheless, Lotito isn’t the sole owner of Salernitana as he shares the chairman position of the club with Marco Mezzaroma.
Mezzaroma spoke about his future with the club with La Lazio Siamo Noi relaying his comments on whether he plans to join Lotito and sell his stake in the club.
The legislation provides some possibilities. We are in full swing.
My stay is one of the hypotheses; it is not the only hypothesis. The other hypotheses are a total sale of one hundred percent of my shares or a partial sale.
The rule is quite famous, we all know it. Then, of course, there is also the civil code; there are interpretations that everyone can give, but reading the rule gives a series of possibilities, neither more nor less.
Lotito has asked for an extension to secure a sale that benefits the club as it plays Serie A football next season and wants an owner that will commit to the club’s growth. There’s interest from abroad, and the subsequent owners of Salernitana could potentially be from England.
The price Lotito and Mezzaroma want for the club is between €70-80 million.