Agent Federico Pastorello supports the abolition of Italy’s Growth Decree.
The Italian government has voted to end tax breaks for clubs on December 31st.
Pastorello, whose name is Roma striker Romelu Lukaku, said: sky italy: “We at AIACS (Association of Agents) have always tried to fight against this law in order to abide by the prescribed methods.
“As far as we were concerned, it was unfair to Italian players and players already in Italy. There was a disparity in treatment that was too obvious and too large, so that the selection of players was based on economics rather than skill. became.
“In some cases, we saw players arriving in Italy who were less deserving than those who were already there. Thanks to this decree, the impact of foreign players on wages was not as great. There was a real risk of wasting Italian football’s assets.
“Having said that, we were proposing salary levels to which this statute would not apply. This could have adjusted the situation and been a tipping point, but instead the entire statute was allowed to lapse. Seems like it.”
However, Pastorello admits this will make Serie A clubs less competitive in the global transfer market.
“The answer is yes. Some players were only able to come to Italy thanks to the Growth Decree, and sometimes Italian clubs were able to offer Premier League sides even more favorable economic conditions. Without it, they won’t have the same bargaining power.
“But it should also be pointed out that we are now able to develop many Italian players who have suffered from the presence of so many foreign players in the league. Possibility of top players coming to Italy Although it may be a difficult moment at first due to the low level, it could be a winning strategy in the long run, as young Italians will have more chances to play in their home league.