Pallotta-Friedkin: this week will be decisive

John Solano

RomaPress – Months of negotiations and even a draft of a communication to confirm the sale — all of which could dissolve this week between Roma and Friedkin.

The dream that would see Dan Friedkin, CEO of The Friedkin Group, and his son, Ryan, become the new owner and president of AS Roma could end this week.

Sources from both Friedkin and Roma have confirmed to RomaPress that after president James Pallotta rejected their latest offer two weeks ago worth €455 million, the Houston-based consortium is reflecting on whether or not they will submit a new offer.

The move would signal the unsuccessful conclusion of nearly 9 months of negotiations between the parties as a source at Friedkin believes they will likely end talks — though, they are expected to reach a definitive decision by the end of this week.

Though, Friedkin could also decide to wait-out Pallotta and perhaps try and force his hand.

The sides reached an initial agreement back in March for nearly €650 million and even had a draft ready to communicate the sale of the club. However, just hours later — the COVID-19 pandemic stopped football across Europe while economies throughout the world collapsed.

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