Aurelien Tchouameni is one of the world’s brightest footballing talents in the defensive midfield position and is touted for greatness in the coming decade.
His impressive performances in Ligue 1 have not gone unnoticed, and several clubs including Real Madrid are closely following the possibility of a transfer.
Los Blancos see the youngster as an able candidate for Casemiro to pass the baton to. The Brazilian midfielder has been Real Madrid’s backbone for several years now. However, with age no longer on his side, the club eye replacements for the long term.
According to reports from Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA (h/t theMadridZone), the Madrid-based club have told the Frenchman to wait until 2023 if he wished to play at the Bernabeu.
However, the player is said to be firm on his desire to leave Monaco in the coming summer and does not want to delay a move away. With Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, and Chelsea interested in his signing, he has tempting options on the table for the coming June.
AS Monaco are said to be demanding a fee of at least €70 million for their 22-year-old star this summer, a fee that Los Blancos refuse to meet.
The player’s contract in France only expires in 2024, which is part of the reason that Real Madrid want to push his transfer by a year. With only one year left on his contract next summer, Monaco will be under pressure to sell the player for a lower price.
Tchouameni has started 31 league games for his club this season, scoring three goals and providing an assist. He averages three interceptions, 2.5 tackles, a clearance, and eight duels won per game.
Stats via Transfermarkt
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.
Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.
The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.
Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid
Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.
However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.
To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.
This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.
Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler
The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.
Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.
This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.
It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.
Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.