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The Italian government has decided to put an end to the tax breaks it offers to national soccer. This has had the merit of pissing off Claudio Lotito, president of Lazio. He explains that a club cannot rely solely on young players, and gives the example of Roma. He believes the club would be nothing without Lukaku and Mourinho.
“Soccer, young people…”. That’s nonsense. You don’t care about the boys who get 50 euros, you care about the champions. So you’re also going to destroy the competitiveness of Italian soccer. If you had the chance to buy Lukaku today… he plays for AS Roma, doesn’t he? They took Lukaku. Can you imagine the problem? They wouldn’t take Mourinho! Because Mourinho uses this rule. It hurts the clubs. Without Mourinho and Lukaku, AS Roma is dead,” he told La Stampa.