Real Madrid made official the signing of 22-year-old French midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni from Monaco with a contract for the next six seasons.
The team chaired by Florentino Pérez thus completes the incorporation of a player whom he followed closely for a long time and who could be in the medium or long term, the replacement of the Brazilian Carlos Henrique Casemiro as a defensive midfielder.
According to the French press, the signing was closed for nearly 80 million euros.
On Tuesday, June 14, at noon in the Real Madrid City, the presentation of the French player will take place after the corresponding medical examination, the club said in a statement.
Aurélien Tchouaméni arrives at Real Madrid after two seasons at Monaco, which invested 18 million euros in January 2020 to sign him from Girondins Bordeaux and thus get one of the most promising players of that season.
He has maintained status and elevated in his two and a half seasons in the Monegasque team and confirmed the excellent reports of Real Madrid, which completes with him the alternative to the historic midfield, with five Champions Leagues won, formed by Casemiro, Kroos, and Modric.
It is precisely the first one that aims to give rest since he shares his profile of play. However, both in Monaco and in the French team, with which he has played the last matches, he has played in the double pivot, which allowed him to reach the area, as he likes to do on some occasions, with greater freedom and the insurance that they covered his backs.
However, he will have in Casemiro a good mirror in which to look at himself since when he arrived at Real Madrid, he did not do it as a positional defensive midfielder.
He was becoming year after year until he settled as one of the best in the world in that position.
Valverde, Camavinga, and Tchouaméni complete the alternative in a midfield in which this arrival points to the departure of the Spaniard Dani Ceballos, with a contract until June 2023, and is the second reinforcement of the current Champion of League and Champions after the arrival of the German central Antonio Rüdiger, after ending his contract with Chelsea.