Monaco are gonna spend huuuuuuuuuuuugggggeeeee this year.

Discussion in 'Sports' started by seabs, May 24, 2013.

  1. They've just paid out £60 million on Rodriguez and Moutiniho.

    Monaco have signed Porto's midfield duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez for a combined £60m.
    The French League 1 newcomers confirmed Portugal's Moutinho, 26, and Colombia's Rodriguez, 21, have signed five-year deals.
    Portuguese champions Porto revealed on their website Monaco have paid £38.5m for Rodriguez and £21.5m for Moutinho.
    The two players are expected to be presented to the media at the club's return for pre-season training.
    Moutinho was reported to have been close to a move to Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day last summer, and was said to have been targeted by Andre Villas-Boas again this summer.
    He has played 55 times for Portugal and joined Porto, who secured theirthird consecutive league title on Sunday, from Sporting Lisbon in July 2010. Rodriguez has won 12 caps for Colombia.
    Rodriguez has played 12 times for Colombia and won the Portuguese Golden Ball in 2012, an annual award given by newspaper A Bola to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in the Primeira Liga.
    Monaco, who were bought last season by Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, were promoted to Ligue 1 this season, and are managed by former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri.

    They have no need to comply with FFP this year either and since the place is a tax haven can play their players big money.
  2. Ridiculous decision from Moutinho and Rodriguez. Such a shame that such talented players can be so money-driven. Moutinho is a class midfielder and was a target for Spurs, and Rodriguez has the potential to be one of the worlds best. Porto deserve this kind of money with the amount of world class players they have produced, but it's just so bad for football.

    Fuck you Monaco.
  3. I agree, especially for a team that's only just been promoted.
  4. Stupid Monaco with their sugar daddy trying to build a super team. I sure hope Falcao doesn't go there.

  5. It was looking likely wasn't it?
  6. Yeah I heard rumors that he was. I even read that Monaco's goalkeeper said Falcao was joining the team.