Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated he’s “mortified” by the value agreed by the Lega Serie A for the sale of worldwide tv rights for the Italian high flight.
IMG received the bidding course of for rights from 2018 to 2021 for a sum reported to be round €350 million.
The bid has but to be formally accepted, however approval is probably going with 18 of the 20 Serie A golf equipment reported to be in favour.
Whereas the €350m determine is sort of double the quantity paid for the earlier three-year rights cycle, De Laurentiis feels it isn’t enough.
“I am very disillusioned,” he stated at a information convention on the Lega Serie A headquarters in Milan.
“In contrast with what La Liga, the Premier League and the Bundesliga are incomes, we nonetheless must make up a few years of floor misplaced because of large errors, when for a few years our product was not even being seen overseas.
“I am fairly mortified by the gives we obtained as a result of critical errors made by the [Lega] sub-commissioner [Paolo] Nicoletti, by [Italian FA president Carlo] Tavecchio and [sports marketing company] Infront, which creates harm.
“If elsewhere they’re incomes twice as a lot income as we’re, incomes double final yr is inadequate. Being round €350m is ridiculous.
“The hole to different leagues goes to develop out of all proportion. We’re not going to have the ability to purchase any gamers. Italian soccer goes to must say goodbye to its glory for a lot of extra years because of this chaos.”
An public sale for the sale of home TV rights to Serie A for a similar three-year cycle was deserted in June after a bid made by Sky Italia was deemed inadequate.
Mediaset refused to make any bid in any respect as a type of protest.
Talking on the time, Tavecchio stated there was “time to the top of the yr” to succeed in an settlement, including that the gives couldn’t be accepted in view of what different European leagues have been incomes for home rights.
Ben Gladwell experiences on Serie A, the Italian nationwide group and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.