Football Leaks: 10% of Monaco player sales to vice-president
According to Mediapart, the vice-president of AS Monaco has done rather well out of the transfer of Mbappé, Silva, Mendy...
It feels like not a day goes by without a new story being released by Mediapart, from the Football Leaks vaults. And on Tuesday an article about the financial dealings of AS Monaco was obtained from the German newspaper Der Spiegel.
Monaco money makers
According to the papers, Vadim Vasilyev, the vice president at the Ligue 1 club received 10% of the capital gains on all player sales made. This amounted to 5.3 million euros in 2015/16 and 5.4 million euros in 2016/17.
The fiscal year of 2017/18 is likely to have lined the pockets of the man next to owner Dimitri Rybolovlev significantly more, with the sales of Tiémoué Bakayoko to Chelsea (€45m), Kylian Mbappé to PSG (€180m), Benjamin Mendy to Man City (€47.5m) and Bernardo Silva also to Man City (€50m).
Vadim Vasilyev and Monaco confirmed to Mediapart the existence of this automatic commission clause in the Russian's contract.