Real Madrid step up pursuit of Aurelien Tchouameni

Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their efforts to sign 22-year-old France international Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco.

According to a report from Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Aurelien Tchouameni looks set to become a key Real Madrid target for the summer transfer window. The Spanish giants have sent their head of international football, Juni Calafat, to Monaco to open talks over the Frenchman’s possible transfer.

Aurélien Tchouameni has become one of the best midfielders in Ligue 1 since joining AS Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020. The 22-year-old has been a mainstay in the midfield of the Ligue 1 team for the past two years while breaking into the French national team during that time.

The youngster was part of Blues’ Triumph in the UEFA Nations League last year, which further boosted his stock. To date, Tchouameni has made 76 appearances for Monaco, with 31 outings to come in the current campaign. The player’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid among the clubs keen to sign him in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid’s interest stems from uncertainty surrounding the future of Isco and Dani Ceballos, with both Spanish midfielders set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window. And with Carlo Ancelotti having no natural alternative for Casemiro, signing Tchouameni will be a step in the right direction for Real Madrid.

Embed from Getty Images

The Spanish giants are now stepping up their efforts to secure the 22-year-old’s services, having opened talks over a possible move in the summer transfer window. Juni Calafat, head of international football at Real Madrid, was recently in Monaco to start transfer talks and met the player’s agent Jonathan Kebe.

While Calafat is widely credited with delivering prodigious young Brazilians like Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes, he also tends to seek out other valuable talent in Europe. It was Calafat who helped bring Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid, and Tchouameni has also become a key target.

But signing the 22-year-old will cost Real Madrid a pretty penny as AS Monaco may demand around €60m for him. As well as possibly preparing a €60m package for the UEFA Nations League winner, Real Madrid will also have to fend off competition from a range of other suitors, with Chelsea also keen to sign him this summer.

Comments are closed.