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How will they cope with losing so many key players albeit gaining a lot of income from the sales?

Are they replacing such players well and will continue to develop and bring through young players.
 

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I guess you could include us here, We have signed 3 players from Monaco recently. Ruben Vinagre is an 18 yr old LB who had be linked with Arsenal and Man City. We signed Ivan Cavaliero for 7m and Helda Costa was on loan at Monaco before we spent 13m on him.

Although I presume you're refering to their 'bigger names' so to speak.
 

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I think I was in the majority in that I hoped they would keep most of their best players this summer. Just to freshen up the group of elite football clubs. They seem intent on holding onto Mbappe now, but pretty much every other important player is being sold or has been sold. I'm not sure about that.

If their strategy is to sell what they have built and freshen the squad, they might as well sell Mbappe too. There's a good chance that they won't be even nearly as successful next season. If Monaco find themselves finished 5th or 6th and Mbappe doesn't get the service he had, then there aren't going to be teams willing to stump £100m on him in a years time.
 

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They've kept most of their best players (so far), providing Mendy leaves they'll have recieved something like £130million with only 3 first team players sold. They've added some quality too, Tielemans, Kongolo and Meite are all highly rated young players.
 

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and Helda Costa was on loan at Monaco before we spent 13m on him.
First I read Helga and already thought Wolves has now a german women in their team :D

btw: Helder sounds a bit like the german word for a hero ---> Held ;)

Although I presume you're refering to their 'bigger names' so to speak.
There's nothing bigger than Wolves in England! (yeah I know you mean the bigger Monaco players)

tbh: I don't like it when the vultures are out and dismantle a team with so much talent and spirit.
 

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How will they cope with losing so many key players albeit gaining a lot of income from the sales?

Are they replacing such players well and will continue to develop and bring through young players.
Silva was a case of a first come first served basis where Man City were the 1st ones to offer the 50M necessary for the transaction. He hasn't been replaced as such but Jardim can swoop to a 433 while Dirar and Boschilla have done a good job at his position last season.
Regarding Bakayoko, Monaco bought Tielemans from Anderlecht who is said to be a better all-round player than Bakayoko by experts watching both Ligue 1 and Belgium's top division.
Mendy's transfer is currently being processed and Monaco will probably turn to youth for his replacement knowing that Djibril Sidibé can play there. Sidibé is not very good but he can play LB with Almamy Touré (a very promising youngster who is actually better than him) playing RB.

If we do sign Neymar and Sanchez, I doubt we'll let the title slip through like we did last season but I sincerely doubt Monaco will finish outside the top 2. Lyon and Marseille have been strengthening well (Monaco have actually sold Valère Germain to Marseille) but the strategy of the club is there and I can't see this side losing very often.
 

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