Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are a blessing for Ligue 1 - Karembeu

The France legend is excited about the two ambitious football projects and believes that they will attract even more investors to the national championship in the future
Former France international Christian Karembeu says that clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco greatly aid the growth of Ligue 1.

Qatari-owned PSG convincingly won the Ligue 1 title in 2012-13, while Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev's Monaco earned promotion to France's top flight and have already began their recruitment drive for next year, having landed stars such as Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho.

And Karembeu is delighted with this development in the league as he believes that it will attract even more investors to France in the future.

"This is a blessing for us. It has raised the profile of the championship," the 42-year-old told RMC Sport.

"They bring in the best global and European players, which is good for the French championship.

"The championship will grow compared to other European leagues. If the trend continues it will cause more entrepreneurs to invest in France, whether they are Chinese, Indonesian or from other parts of the world."