Prince Abdullah Saad Abdulaziz Al Saud, a member of the Saudi royal family, has expressed his interest in buying AS Monaco or the Monegasques’ Riviera rivals, Olympique de Marseille.
This development follows news that the Principality side’s majority stakeholder, Dmitri Rybolovlev has considered the sale of his 67-percent stake in the club. However, American businessman and owner of Marseille Frank McCourt plans to sell his stake in OM.
“I think it is a good investment to invest in France. OM, Monaco… They will be able to become champions and be stronger,” Prince Abdullah Al Saud commented, adding that “buying Monaco in the event of a possible sale of the club? Of Course it is possible, nothing is impossible.”
After a strong start to the season, Monaco currently occupies fourth place in the Ligue 1 table, just two points away from second place. Meanwhile, Marseille sit in seventh place in the French championship.
Monaco are set to face Marseille away at the Stade Vélodrome on the evening of Saturday, January 27, with kick-off scheduled for 21:00.