The Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev started a new promising era in AS Monaco back in December 2011, when he invested over $180 million for a majority stake in the club. Above all his impact is more noticed in the last summer. It is interesting to see how “the forgotten” Monaco can still attract one of the best players in the world.
Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri will be able to buy players of his dreams and has the full support from staff to do that.
AS Monaco is currently the largest investor among football clubs in the world. They spent a record $170 million in the first two weeks of the transfer window on Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, Porto duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez – all share the same agent Portuguese Jorge Mendes. We have to admit it is very determined approach.
Colombian striker Falcao has scored 70 goals in 88 games for Atletico Madrid since moving to Spain from Porto. Definitely proven quality and one of the most desired players this summer is SOLD.
Monaco football club owner put a lot of money and passion for the club since he came in, especially in the last month, but whether this will be enough to lift them back at the top of Ligue 1?
“Our aim is to develop a beautiful team that plays beautiful football. We’d like to recruit four, five or six top players before pre-season begins.” told Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev according to L’Equipe.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, Real Madrid wing-back Fabio Coentrao and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio are all potential targets that could be brought to the club in the coming weeks.
AS Monaco don’t want to pay high French income tax and this might be an issue before the new season. They are ready to fight for their rights in court, but should be solved soon.