Roma announced a change of ownership today after billionaire Dan Friedkin bought the capital team for 591 million euros (700 million US dollars). Friedkin, 54, bought the shares of the Italian club from businessman James Balota, 62.
"The Roma club confirms that an agreement has been reached between AS Roma SPV, LLC, the largest shareholder in Roma SBA and the Friedkin Group, regarding the sale of the club," the club said in a statement. "The operation is estimated at 591 million euros." It is expected that the signature will take place before the end of this month. According to Forbes magazine, his wealth is estimated at more than four billion dollars, to be the number 504 on the list of the world's rich.
Ballotta, who is based in Boston and has few appearances in the capital, was not liked by the fans of Rome, especially in light of his management of the files of the legendary club legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi.
The biggest ballota project was building a new stadium for the club in the south of the capital, but it faced delays due to legal and bureaucratic reasons, and is still in the planning stage.
Roma, who won the League title three times, most recently in 2001, finished fifth in the last season, while his last crown returned to the Italian Cup in 2008. He reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2018, but did not qualify for the European competition in the last two seasons, and he faces Sevilla, Spain, Thursday in the price of the European League final "Europa League".