UEFA rule Roma compliant as the club now leaves the settlement regime


UEFA have announced that Roma are in compliance of their Financial Fair Play agreement, which was imposed in 2015. The Giallorossi will now exit the settlement regime and are no longer in the cross-hairs of Financial Fair Play. This is welcome news as their was worry a small fine could be imposed by UEFA after Roma fell just short of their break-even requirement for the 2016/2017 financial year, however, UEFA have ruled that the Giallorossi are compliant. Here is the full announcement from the European football governing body:

The CFCB Investigatory Chamber confirmed that FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, AS Monaco FC, AS Roma and FC Zenit St Petersburg have been considered in compliance with the requirements and overall objective of their agreements. Consequently, they have all exited the settlement regime.

FC Astana, Beşiktaş JK and FC Porto have complied with the targets set for season 2017/18 and will remain in the settlement regime. The settlement regime will continue to apply for season 2018/19 for both FC Astana and Beşiktaş JK; and up to and including season 2020/21 for FC Porto; as originally foreseen.

The CFCB Investigatory Chamber further concluded that Fenerbahçe SK, FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ have partially fulfilled the targets set for season 2017/18. As a consequence, the foreseen conditional sporting measures, such as the transfer restrictions and the limitation on the number of players in the List A, will not be lifted and will continue to apply in the season 2018/19. Additional financial contributions, if applicable, will be withheld as specified in each respective agreement. The settlement regime will continue to apply for season 2018/19 for both FC Internazionale Milano and Trabzonspor AŞ; and up to and including season 2019/20 for Fenerbahçe SK; as originally foreseen.

The CFCB Investigatory Chamber decided to refer the case of FC Rubin Kazan to the CFCB Adjudicatory Chamber as the club breached its settlement agreement signed in May 2014. Indeed, the club failed to comply with the break-even requirement during the monitoring period assessed in the season 2017/18.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.