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Leicester / Monaco / Slimani

Confirmed today that we've done yet more business with Monaco, with Islam Slimani heading over there on loan. Over the last couple of years it now comes to:

- Bought Ghezzal from Monaco
- Loaned Tielemans from Monaco
- Loaned Silva to Monaco
- Bought Tielemans from Monaco
- Speculation around selling Silva to Monaco
- Loaned Slimani to Monaco

I'm pretty sure we played them in a pre-season friendly a few years back as well.

It seems we both must view each other as a friendly club to do business with, albeit with Monaco likely short of funds and not buying outright. I dare say we're still paying a sizeable chunk of Slimani's wages too.

Maybe it comes from being such similar cities.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I thought Ghezzal was released on a fee of around £15m because they thought he was rubbish but saw us coming?

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by The_Dungeon_Master (U4830)
posted 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
I thought Ghezzal was released on a fee of around £15m because they thought he was rubbish but saw us coming?
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He wasn’t offered a new contract by Monaco

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

According to Wikipedia, that was how he arrived at Monaco rather than leaving.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachid_Ghezzal

It doesn't say how much we had to pay but according to that he had three years left on his contract at Monaco when we bought him and he's signed a 4-year (!) deal with us.

I'm sure I recall his fee for us being 8 figures. Could have been a bit lower than £15m but not much.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/rachid-ghezzal/transfers/spieler/118287

According to this, a fee of £12.6m. And an MV of £3.6m, although I don't know what that means.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Actually you’re right Dunge - however I read that Monaco weren’t interested in offering him a new deal. We got him for £10m

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Best £10m we’ve ever spent.

Pound for pound Akinbiyi probably wins.

In today’s market we probably paid £40m for Akinbiyi 😳

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Ghezzal was clearly acquired on the 'similar to previous successful acquisition' basis ie a left footed Algerian winger who likes to cut inside and doesn't cost too much.

Unfortunately Rudders got the decimal point in the wrong place when negotiating the fee!

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I see Silva has also gone to Monaco in a Season long loan as well.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by True Blue (U9486)
posted 11 hours, 37 minutes ago
I see Silva has also gone to Monaco in a Season long loan as well.
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You mean Leicester Reserves?

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Its quite amazing really the impact that 14 seconds had on Silva career/life. we will never know where he would be now without it but my guess is it wouldn't be loaned out to any takers.
14 seconds I hope the guys at fifa or where ever it was are happy in their jobs/lives...

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