Roma wage structure reviewed

Today, La Gazzetta dello Sport released a report detailing every Serie A club’s wage structure. La Gazzetta does this every year in fact and because of this, it is possible for us to consider Roma’s wage bills over the past four seasons (since the American Ownership took effect).

This season, Roma will spend €98 million on player salaries. Vice Captain Daniele De Rossi is still the top earner in the squad, taking home €6,5 million while the likes of Marco Borriello (€3,5 million) and Miralem Pjanic (€3,2 million) trail by sizable gaps in second and third place.

Roma’s wage bill this year is still very similar to those of previous years despite the club now being involved in the Champions League. However with that being said, it is quite likely that the likes of Alessandro Florenzi (€0,6 million) and Mattia Destro (€2,2 million) will be due contract extensions before the winter break later this season.

This year’s current wage bill is timid in comparison to what the likes of AC Milan and Internazionale had when they were at their peak in European competition. at the start of the 2011/12 season (the firsts season Roma were under American ownership) Internazionale were spending €145 million on players’ salaries (somewhat understandable considering they had won the treble the season prior) while their cross city cousins spent an incredible €160 million.

For now, Roma’s wage bill of €98 million seems healthy for a club in this particular financial status and only when the new stadium is completed can we really expect to push much into the €100 million territory only inhabited by Juventus in Serie A.

Roma Wage Bills Over Past Three Seasons:

2013/14: 92,5 million

2012/13: 95 million

2011/12: 76,5 million