The abolition of the Growth Decree is not good news for Serie A clubs, especially for AC Milan who are the Serie A club that benefit from it the most.
During a recent feature we explained how the Growth Decree functions as a tax relief scheme while presenting some of the perceived pros and cons plus the impact that its removal could have on future operations for Milan.
ANSA (via Calciomercato.com) reported yesterday that the Decree – which was set for a slight extension to February – will be completely scrapped now. This decision was confirmed after a ‘heated debate’ among government ministers.
As a result, it means that there can no longer be any mercato operations that benefit from the savings, and it could also make renewals more difficult like that of Mike Maignan’s, given any new contract would be impacted.
Sky (seen below) point out that Milan are the Italian club who benefit the most from the Decree. Without it, their gross salary number of the season would go from €67.3m to around €89.8m, which is an increase of €22.45m overall.
It goes without saying that not having the savings would have a big effect on the planning for future transfer windows, especially given that the Rossoneri have recently focused more on foreign talent, such as in the summer when eight players arrived from abroad.
#ACMilan are the Serie A club who benefit most from the Growth Decree. Without it, the gross salary number would increase by €22.45m.
— MilanData📊 (@acmilandata) December 29, 2023