Newcastle United has entered the competition to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, according to a report from Catalan newspaper El Nacional. The French midfielder, who is valued at €50 million by AS Monaco, is also being courted by Real Madrid, who are interested in bringing him to the Spanish capital during the summer transfer window.
Since joining AS Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020, Aurelien Tchouameni has quickly established himself as one of the most highly sought-after players on the transfer market. After almost two years at the Principality club, the 21-year-old has made tremendous strides, earning a call-up to the French national team in the process.
A brief glance at the recent outings of Aurelien Tchouameni
Recent highlights include being an integral member of the victorious side that won the UEFA Nations League title in November. Regarding his time with Monaco, Tchouameni has made 65 appearances for the Ligue 1 team, scoring five goals and providing four assists in the process. Sevilla, Real Madrid, and Newcastle United are among the clubs interested in signing him as a result of his impressive growth.
Given the fact that Casemiro will be 30 before the current season comes to an end, Real Madrid’s interest in the Brazilian is not unexpected at all. It will be in the best interests of Real Madrid to make a move for someone like Tchouameni, given that the Brazilian midfielder currently does not have a viable backup option in the first-team roster.
In their pursuit of the 21-year-old, Los Blancos will face heavy competition from Newcastle United, with the Magpies the most recent team to express an interest in him. Several top-tier midfielders have been connected with Newcastle United in recent weeks, after the club’s acquisition.
Newcastle United is apparently looking to strengthen their midfield, with the present alternatives not instilling much confidence in the fans of the club. So far as transfer targets are concerned, the Premier League heavyweights have been connected with players like Amadou Haidara, Adrien Rabiot, and Marcelo Brozovic, with Amadou Tchouameni emerging as their most recent goal.
The Spanish newspaper El Nacional reports that Newcastle is prepared to overtake Real Madrid in their pursuit of the French midfielder and that they may even be willing to pay more than the €50 million required by Monaco. While Real Madrid is prepared to pay his current €50 million asking price, the Magpies have the potential to outbid them with a more generous offer.
Tchouameni is also intrigued by the potential of joining Newcastle, where he would serve as the focal point of the club’s new development initiative. As a result, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid will be able to do anything to sway the player’s decision or whether Newcastle will win the race to sign him.