Randal Kolo Muani has become one of the most wanted prospects in the transfer market this summer. The Eintracht Frankfurt striker is coming on the back of an excellent spell in his debut season in the Bundesliga, racking up 15 goals and 14 assists in just 32 league matches.
Kolo Muani has played a key role in helping Frankfurt reach the final of the DFB Pokal as well, scoring six goals. He was also a part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup French team that reached the final.
The former Nantes striker’s performances have not gone unnoticed either, with Bayern Munich most notably keen on acquiring his services ahead of the new season. The German champions are looking to beef up their goalscoring options ahead of the new season.
Kolo Muani fits the bill perfectly due to his high productivity in the final third. However, according to SportBILD (h/t Madrid Xtra), the Bavarians are set to face stiff competition in the race to sign the Frenchman, as Real Madrid have freshly added the player to the transfer shortlist.
The Spanish giants are looking for a new striker in the market following the untimely departure of Karim Benzema. The veteran forward has joined Al-Ittihad on a lucrative contract, leaving the club devoid of a reliable goalscoring option upfront.
Real Madrid have been mainly linked with a move for Harry Kane as the desired replacement for Benzema. But knowing making a move for the Englishman could disrupt the club’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024, the club are open to other alternatives.
That is where Kolo Muani comes into the fray. The French international’s ability to sniff goalscoring opportunities, coupled with his creative prowess and tactical versatility should make him an ideal attacking partner for Vinicius and Rodrygo next season. He is priced at around €100 million, with little room to negotiate.
However, competing with Bayern could prove to be tricky, while Eintracht Frankfurt themselves will not be keen on offloading their star man on a cut-price deal this summer.
Hence, it will be interesting to see how this transfer saga takes shape in the coming month or so.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.