Salernitana are in danger of being relegated after no acceptable offers were made in a forced sale of the club. Among other football news today, alarmingly, Salernitana could exit Serie A if they don’t find a new buyer soon.
The Trust Salernitana 2021 announced on Thursday that they received bids to buy the club. However, they were remiss to also reveal that none of these offers were acceptable because they failed to meet requirements.
Each offer lacked in either price, independence of the proposed buyers, or certain financial guarantees.
The Campania club then said that it informed the FIGC of the lack of suitable offers.
Now, the Italian giants are seeking an extension for the club’s sale so as to remain in Serie A.
Salernitana Could Exit Serie A If They Don’t Find a New Buyer
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) discussed Salernitana, originally owned by Lazio president Claudio Lotito, at the start of the season.
FIGC said Salernitana, promoted to Serie A for the first time in 23 years, must change how they are run. This was because they had breached ownership rules.
Article 16 of the licensing and registration regulations for clubs prohibits individuals from owning multiple teams in the same division.
So, recently, FIGC handed over control of Salernitana to a trust. They then ordered this trust to find a buyer for the Italian club by the end of the year.
However, due to incomplete and ill-fitting ownership offers, the Trust Salernitana 2021 have found no buyers for the club yet.
But, because Salernitana must be under adequate ownership to remain in Serie A, they are requesting a stay of time. They wish for more time to find the right buyer and avoid expulsion from the Italian top-flight.
Salernitana sit bottom of the standings in Serie A ahead of their clash with champions Inter Milan on Friday, having won two of their 17 matches so far this term.