Efes GM Yilmaz: We’re considering a 30-40% budget reduction for next season

2020-04-16T17:28:50+00:00 2020-04-16T17:28:50+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

16/Apr/20 17:28


Anadolu Efes’ GM talked about a possible budget reduction for next season and Efes’ plans to keep its foreign players on board.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Anadolu Efes GM Alper Yılmaz talked about the future of the season and a possible budget reduction in order to balance the revenue loss of the 2019-20 season, in a video press-conference on Thursday.

“Our first goal is to continue the season but if there are not many chances to do so, we want the competitions to be declared as of the current standings because 77% of the leagues are completed”, said Efes‘ GM.

With all action halted, the loss in revenue could result in a budget reduction for the Turkish team next season as Yilmaz added. “We expect a 27-28% revenue loss and considering a budget reduction for the next season, maybe 30% to 40%. The sports economy is the easiest to recover,” he mentioned.

Yilmaz also pointed out the team’s plan is to keep its foreign players but as of now, they are not working on re-signing any players.

“It’s not true that we are negotiating with our players on expiring contracts for now but we want to continue with them. I think we will continue with 7 or 8 foreigners because our priority is the EuroLeague. With monitoring the economic circumstances and BSL’s foreign players limit, we want to build a remarkable team,” he mentioned.