Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with AS Monaco over the transfer of highly-rated midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni.
According to The Athletic, the financial package for the 22-year-old French international will cost the European champions more than 100 million euros. Both the club and the player are finalizing details before the biggest transfer of the summer so far can be announced.
Used primarily as a defensive midfielder, Tchouameni has become one of the most sought-after players in European football after a stellar season at Monaco, during which the starlet made 50 appearances.
The report claims that Tchouameni recently decided to move to Los Blancos, despite interest from European heavyweights Liverpool and PSG.
Tchouameni set to complete transfer to Real Madrid after outstanding season
The young midfielder’s performances have seen him play a role in all but one of the previous ten France internationals, as he slots into a midfield that contains options such as N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba .
Tchouameni was a vital part of the Monaco side which secured a third-place finish in Ligue 1 and looks set to become the latest player to leave the club for a huge transfer fee, joining Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Fabinho.
The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Bordeaux, making 37 first-team appearances before joining the Monegasques in January 2020. Tchouameni has since made 95 appearances during his two-and-a-half seasons in the principality.
Real Madrid currently have Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro as regular starters. However, all three players are north of 30 and will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
The two most notable among their other midfield options are Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga. Both players have shown their potential to become a Galactico and could form a formidable trio with Tchouameni.