The Ligue 2 leaders look likely to be heading back to the top flight and have billions in the bank.
French Ligue 2 leaders AS Monaco are eight points clear in the promotion places currently, needing just a point from their last three games to take them back to the top flight.
The likeliness is that the club will return to Ligue 1 for the first time in two years, but with Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev financing Monaco there is every chance they will be challenging for the title next season rather than fighting the drop.
With the influx of money into Paris Saint-Germain following their takeover by a Qatari investment group in 2011, French football is fast becoming the play ground of the wealthy and it doesn’t get much more glamorous than Monaco.
In footballing terms the Principality has fallen from grace in recent years after going from a Champions League final appearance in 2004 to relegation from Ligue 1 just seven years later.
Yet its location on the French Riviera, its luxurious casinos and hotels and the constant stream of the rich and famous means Monaco will not be failing as a location any time soon.
With former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri at the helm the club is quietly leading its way back to the big time but then could announce its return with a bang.
The Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule may be in place now but don’t be surprised to see Monaco spending big next summer and rising from lower league obscurity to top flight dominance.
Just ask Manchester City fans, they know that feeling all too well.