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Umberto Gandini – Most Serie A clubs face difficulties if rights fees are withheld

In part one of a two-part video discussion, Umberto Gandini speaks to SB24’s Kevin Roberts. Gandini, one of Italy’s most senior sports business and administration figures who has held senior roles at Mediaset, AC Milan, AS Roma, and is now president of Lega Basket, explains how even Serie A clubs outside the elite echelon will have to go to their bankers to renegotiate loan repayments if television rights fees are withheld.

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