Monaco They are preparing to re-swell their coffers with the sale of another young star.
This time he is 21 years old Aurelien Tchouameni, which is attracting attention in Europe, especially in Real Madrid.
The whites They are pursuing an agreement that could be worth up to 60 million euros for the midfielder, and have taken measures to avoid interests of Juventus and the great fish of the Premier league.
It will be the latest in a long list of exports from the principality, with the club contributing close to a billion euros in the last decade.
“Our philosophy is to sign young and talented players and surround them with more experienced players who can help them develop,” he said. Vadim Vasilyev, Monacoformer vice president.
MonacoThe highest mark in recent seasons was his Ligue 1 title in 2017, as well as his impressive run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Then sports director Luis Campos he was also a vital part of that.
“My role was to rebuild a club that was not prepared to challenge at the highest level [at that point], “he said.
“Establishing a method of recruiting players was one of our first steps.
“It started with a large outlay on players like Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez other Joao moutinho.
“But suddenly our ability to do that disappeared and we had to find younger players that we could develop and sell, and whose fees would support the club.”
And that has paid off, with the club’s income (978 million euros) covering its expenses (952 million euros) since 2011.
“I stopped being in the club from day to day and started living in airplanes, hotels and stadiums all over the world,” Campos said.
“Fortunately, Vadim believed in me and my choices.
“Our ability to buy cheap was the key.”
Some of the big sales
An early example was the signing of five million euros of Anthony Martial in 2013, followed by his 60-meter exit to Manchester United two years later.
The same thing happened with Thomas lemar, who signed for four million euros from Caen in 2015 and was transferred to Atlético de Madrid for a staggering 72 million euros in 2018.
The agreements continued apace throughout those years.
Tiemoue Bakayoko he left for 40 million euros, having arrived for eight million euros.
Fabinho was signed for six million euros and sold for 45 million euros.
Bernardo silva He arrived for 15.75 million euros from Benfica and went to Manchester City for 50 million euros.
“I remember his first day in Monaco, ” Fields said.
“People said ‘who is this guy?’ as it was so small.
“He had been playing in the Benfica academy and in the second division, but now he is one of the best players in the world.”
Of course, Kylian Mbappé was the jewel in the crown when it comes to transfer fees, and the forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for € 145 million after bursting onto the scene in 2017.
And although different sports directors have been and gone since then, Monaco they continue on their way to identify good youngsters and sell them at high margins.
Tchouameni, signed from Bordeaux for 18 million euros in 2020, it seems that he will be the next to go for a lot of money.
“He is a player that we had followed for a long time,” he said. Monaco General Manager Oleg petrov.
“His signing was part of our strategy to sign high-potential players.
“He will continue his development here while also helping the team.”
Tchouameni However, it may not do so for much longer.