Lazio President Claudio Lotito: We Need A Salary Cap in Serie A

The Aquile chief has underlined the importance of introducing salary caps in Italian football...
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has called for a salary cap in Calcio, believing it will help curb debts for clubs as he eyes a level playing field in terms of wages across Serie A.

The fiery chief has always operated by keeping things to budget at Lazio, and he is hoping to influence other sides into changing their policies on player wages.

"We are thinking about establishing a cost containment plan in terms of wages. I think we need a salary cap, but there are obstacles," Lotito told students at the Luiss University in Rome, as reported by La Repubblica.

"We are paying [players] to produce debts. Are we crazy?

"There are teams in Serie A which spend €275million on wages a year, with a loss of €86.5m. At Lazio, we have €26m of wages, but we have €26m profit. Who has won the Scudetto here?"

Although Lotito's policies will be seen as a positive way to cut costs, critics believe a salary cap will not attract the best players.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com