Real Madrid News Transfer: Aurelien Tchouameni has struck a deal with Real Madrid that would see him move to the Spanish capital very soon. Real Madrid snatched yet another gem from the French league and is ready to unleash him.
Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos were Madrid’s best-ever midfield pairing to date. They provided five Champions League to the club and numerous other trophies.
But now La Liga is set to witness a new pairing of Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni. The three powerful midfielders are ready to learn from the best players in the squad.
Camavinga was signed last year and Madrid repeated a similar strategy this time. They had an agreement with AS Monaco that they are ready to offer £80m for the star player.
Carlo Ancelotti wanted to build a new midfield trio and he has got his target. Madrid had convinced Tchouameni that he is an important part of their project.
But, other than that, these are the three points that Real Madrid fans need to know about their new asset.
1. Tchouameni rejected official proposals from Liverpool and PSG
The AS Monaco midfielder was pretty clear that he just had Real Madrid in his mind. Liverpool and PSG were also looking to lure him but had a tough time convincing him to join them.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had several conversations with Tchouameni but he straight away rejected a proposal. PSG was ready to offer him much more money and high wages, but he only wanted to join his dream club.
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▫️ Klopp called him for Liverpool.
▫️ PSG made the best proposal.
▫️ Player only wanted Real Madrid.
▫️ Personal terms agreed with Madrid in Paris, before UCL final.
▫️ Breakthrough in the negotiations between clubs yesterday.
▫️ Done deal with Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/uFWV7X134o
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2022
Tchouameni knew that Real Madrid will increase the pace of the negotiations after the UCL final. In fact, Tchouameni had made this decision even before Real Madrid played against Liverpool in the finals.
Madrid matched Monaco’s asking price and the player was theirs.
Real Madrid News Transfer: 2. Aurelien Tchouameni ranks in the top 15% when compared to his Real Madrid teammates
Tchouameni lighted the French Ligue with his dynamic defensive displays and his ability to control the game. He had the most interceptions in the French Ligue over the past two seasons.
Eduardo Camavinga plays quite similar to his French counterpart. He is known for his high stamina and excellent positioning skills. He brings a spark to the game and could take Toni Kroos’s role in the team.
Whereas, Valverde has progressed immensely over the past few years. His passing skills are sublime and his ability to pick spaces is a joy to watch. He also provided the beautiful assists for Vinicius Junior in the UCL finals against Liverpool.
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◉ Most tackles made in Ligue 1 in 2019/20 and 2020/21: Eduardo Camavinga (203)
◉ Most interceptions made in Ligue 1 in 2020/21 & 2021/22: Aurélien Tchouaméni (161)Advertisement
— Real Madrid Info ³⁵ (@RMadridInfo) June 7, 2022
Aurelien Tchouameni will bring life to the center of the midfield. He is known to play in a similar position as Casemiro and his defensive skills are up to point. He is also known for moving up the field and providing crunch passes to the final third.
Carlo Ancelotti has so many options to choose from in this daring midfield.
3. Aurelien Tchouameni’s story at AS Monaco resembles that of Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe had made over 60 appearances for AS Monaco from 2015 to 2017. Tchouameni also played for two seasons and has made up to 95 appearances for the French club.
However, Kylian Mbappe’s 2016/17 season was a reason behind his rise to stardom. He scored a lot of goals in the Ligue one and broke records in the Champions League at such an early age.
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Tchouaméni is a monster defensively in terms of pure volume of disruptive and ball winning actions he performs. Would be a great screening presence in that midfield. He is also good on the ball.
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— Yash (@Odriozolite) June 7, 2022
Tchouameni didn’t have such a big impact, but his gameplay attracted everyone. He started gaining the attention of the top clubs through his defensive performances in the league.
Their statistics may be different but they have been following along the same path at AS Monaco. Mbappe decided to stay at PSG and reject the Real Madrid move.
But Tchouameni followed his dreams.