Laliga giants Real Madrid have agreed on a deal to sign AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
RMC Sports reports that the Carlo Ancelotti-coached side will part away with €80m for the French midfielder with the player set to sign a five-year deal with the European giants.
Tchouameni is seen as a long-term replacement for Brazilian Casemiro who has been a good servant for the club; the arrival of the youngster set to ease the burden on Casemiro who has been an important cog in Madrid's midfield.
Tchouameni has eight caps for the French national team – he’s scored one goal – and is expected to start alongside Paul Pogba for Les Bleus at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Aurélien Tchouaméni has already communicated to his teammates the intention to join Real Madrid, as per @JulienMaynard. He dreams of Real. ⚪️⭐️ #RealMadrid— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2022
Price will be way more than €50m, still to be negotiated - Real Madrid plans have changed after Mbappé’s refusal. pic.twitter.com/YrWyK3bwcG
The 22-year-old joined Monaco from Bordeaux in the summer of 2020 and has since made 95 first-team appearances for the southern French outfit, contributing eight goals and seven assists.
The move for the player is seen as a response by Madrid after missing the services of striker Kylian Mbappe who extended his stay with PSG.