The dubious 'private' contracts issued by AS Monaco

By and Michel Henry

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Football club AS Monaco is engulfed in a series of on- and off-field crises. While it is struggling at the bottom of France’s top-flight division Ligue 1, its president was earlier this month formally placed under investigation for suspected corruption (see Mediapart’s detailed revelations here), and the French football authorities have launched a probe into its highly questionable methods of recruitment of under-age players following Mediapart’s report on the subject last week.