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The number 10 role is always the role that the kids want to play in nowadays, AS Monaco star James Rodriguez is irresistibly adding to the temptation of the role. James leads the way in this World Cup and proves to be the talisman for the South American side and is currently leading the race for the golden boot but they’re not just average goals he’s scoring as 3 of the 5 could be nominated for “Goal of the Tournament”. So what is ‘James’ all about and why the big …

Monaco FC have signed Portuguese big hitters Moutinho and Rodriguez (Guardian), could this signal a change in the fortunes of the French club?
Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has recently confirmed two new signings for his league one team. The Monaco FC owner added FC Porto duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez to his payroll for a reported combined figure of €70million (£60.6million).
Meet the new players
Let’s look at what Monaco’s newest high profile signings might bring to the team.
Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho was signed for a reported €25million (£21.4million) and has won 12 …

The dust had barely settled on Paris Saint-Germain’s first league triumph since 1994 before newly promoted AS Monaco stole the headlines with a double purchase to rival the Qatari-backed PSG’s transfer dealings.
Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez both signed from Porto for a combined £60m and the latest reports indicate Radamel Falcao will be prized from Atlético Madrid for £51m, bringing Monaco’s spending to £111m on three players in the same week after their successful promotion from Ligue 2 as champions.
Whilst many clubs throughout Europe will bemoan the appearance of another billionaire-backed …