An official announcement is expected shortly, as Real Madrid have wrapped up a deal for Aurelien Tchouameni to wear white next season.
An agreement between Real Madrid and Monaco is complete and the midfielder will become the club’s second signing ahead of the new season, following Antonio Rudiger.
Aurelien Tchouameni has been a wanted man and the 22-year-old France international midfielder is understood to have turned down advances from Premier League club Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG, in particular, kept trying to secure the France young midfielder until the last minute, but Real Madrid have managed to pull it off and have their man.
The signing is a strategic one with a view to the future as the club is well aware that the midfield needs revitalizing before it is too late.
The historic and hugely successful trio of Carlos Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos could gradually make way for the triumvirate of the years ahead in Camavinga, Valverde, and Tchouameni.
While, like Eduardo Camavinga, Tchouameni is viewed as a key piece for the future, he will also be expected to contribute straight away, as he is a full France international.
With the interest from other clubs, this is quite the coup for Real Madrid, who have landed one of the best young players on the continent. The key to getting the deal done was the player’s own desire to join Madrid, where Carlo Ancelotti – who even called the player – will be delighted to have him.