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AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni is “worried” about the future of Serie A, especially given the gap between Italy’s elite and the Premier League for international TV rights.
Scaroni was one of the speakers at the ‘Sport Industry Talk’ organized by the RCS in Milan on Tuesday. The Rossoneri president spoke about Serie A’s future. “As far as Serie A and Italian soccer are concerned, I’m worried. Things ended well on the Italian TV rights front, but we still can’t get what we want at international level. We earn 200 million euros, while the Premier League gets 2.2 billion euros. We’re closing the gap because our clubs are playing well in Europe these days, but if the growth decree is scrapped, we’ll be taking a huge step backwards. Only the quality of the game can convince the public to watch Serie A rather than other leagues. Every soccer club plays on two fronts: competitiveness and finance. AC Milan manages to succeed on both. We ended the 2022-23 season with a net profit, but the results were good, not wonderful, because without Juventus’ points deduction , I wouldn’t be watching AC Milan-Borussia Dortmund tonight,” said Scaroni, quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport .