Financial Report: Player acquisitions see Sampdoria record loss after three consecutive profitable years

2 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images Sampdoria's loss stood at €13 million last year following three years of profits.

The Italian club's loss stood at €13 million last year following three years of profits.

Player transfers were the primary cause, but a rising wage bill also contributed.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Expensive player acquisitions caused Sampdoria to record a €13 million loss last season, the club's just-released financial report has revealed, putting an end to three consecutive years of profit for the Italian side.

Their turnover fell by €13 million to €129 million including player transfers. Though Sampdoria sold the likes of Joachim Andersen for €24 million to Lyon and Dennis Praet for €19.1 million to Leicester, players were purchased for a combined €67 million.

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