There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the future of Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni this summer after the youngster lost his place in the starting XI in the second half of the last season.
Clubs from the Premier League are said to be sniffing around his situation even though reports suggest that the Merengues do not wish to offload the 23-year-old defensive midfielder.
Amidst the interest from England, fresh reports from journalists Philipp Kessler and Manuel Bonke of TZ (h/t iMiaSanMia) are claiming that Tchouameni also has admirers within the Bayern Munich offices.
Indeed, the report states that Bayern Munich officials ‘internally appreciate the French international, whose current market value stands at €85 million.
However, the Bavarian giants have made no contact with the player or Real Madrid over a transfer as a transfer is considered unrealistic due to the fees that could be involved in any operation.
Tchouameni joined Real Madrid only last summer, arriving from AS Monaco in a deal that could reach €100 million including add-ons.
The 23-year-old started brilliantly, stepping into the giant shoes left vacant by Casemiro and soon became a mainstay in Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
However, his game-time took a hit in the second half of the campaign after the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, with his form and fitness both taking a hit.
Despite that, though, Real Madrid have no desire in selling Tchouameni this summer. In fact, the 23-year-old is expected to be Ancelotti’s starting option for the defensive midfield position for the upcoming season.
Having made 50 appearances in his debut season with Real Madrid, in which he contributed with four assists, Tchouameni will be hoping to nail down his spot in the starting XI in the upcoming campaign.
*Player’s market value from Transfermarkt
Real Madrid midfield prodigy on the verge of signing a contract renewal – Romano
In a big development, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Real Madrid midfield sensation Eduardo Camavinga is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club.
The French international has been at the club since 2021, when he was signed from Rennes, and has grown into a vital member of Carlo Ancelotti’s setup.
Camavinga’s performances over the past year have been tremendous and the Frenchman is now one of the permanent fixtures in midfield even ahead of veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos this season.
Only final details pending
Camavinga’s contract with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2027, but the club have been working on offering him a new deal for a while now.
And now, Romano is reporting that the 20-year-old midfield prodigy is on the cusp of penning a renewal, with only the final details of the agreement left to be ironed out.
Camavinga’s new contract is set to come with a wage increase as well as a release clause as Real Madrid wish to ‘protect’ the player and avoid overtures from other clubs.
Key for the present and the future
Romano further outlines that Real Madrid see Camavinga as a key part of the club’s plans for the present and the future.
The 20-year-old midfield sensation loves the Merengues and the club too loves the young talent who has made rapid strides in the time that he has been there.
Some other reports in Spain suggest that Camavinga’s agent is already in the capital city to finalise the renewal agreement.
So, as things stand, Camavinga is set to sign a new contract with Real Madrid with a bigger salary and release clause.
The 20-year-old will form the core of the team for the present and the future along with fellow youngsters like Jude Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, Vinicius Jr., and Rodrygo Goes, among others.