Manchester United & Monaco the latest football leaks victims
Over the last few weeks documents have been emerging revealing dealings happening in at football clubs that have broken many rules.
The club hit with the most leaks does seem to be Chelsea:
Now, however, it seems that Manchester United and Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco are the latest clubs to be embroiled in the scandal.
Breaking | Football Leaks Headline: Manchester United paid AS Monaco €4m for a “fake” friendly match that never happened, allegedly to circumvent LFP regulations as part of the Falcao loan deal https://t.co/YwF8mCQJ6E
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) November 19, 2018
The document that was released by Mediapart goes into great detail about Monaco’s use of ‘secret contracts’.
In particular, it mentions Monaco having secret contracts with Eric Abidal, Ricardo Carvalho and Jérémy Toulalan.
In regards to Abdial’s contract Daniel Bique had this to say when speaking to the Frenchman’s agent:
“LFP rules do not allow you to have a clause in a contract that sees a player’s deal extended for playing a certain number of matches. That is why an automatic extension like this can only be agreed in a secret contract.”
Manchester United & Monaco’s fake friendly
Former Manchester United and current Monaco forward Radamel Falcao has also been at the centre of these latest leaks.
The Colombian striker moved to Monaco from Atletico Madrid for a fee of €53m but Atletico Madrid were paid in two instalments of €43m and €10m in order to save on a solidarity contribution that was to be paid to Falcao’s old Colombian club.
Falcao would then move to Manchester United on loan in the summer of 2014/15.
The loan agreement would see Man United pay €6m plus an extra €4m if the Red Devils finished in the top four that season.
However, according to LFP regulations, performance bonuses were illegal.
The way the two sides got around this was by signing a contract that said if United finished in the top four United and Monaco would have a friendly match, which United would pay €4m for.
Man United and Monaco did not have the agreed upon friendly.