Aurelien Tchouameni’s possible move to Real Madrid is inarguably one of the fastest moving transfers in world football at the moment. AS Monaco and Madrid have been in advanced talks for several days now.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Tchouameni and his agent have reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid last weekend, before the UCL final. There has never been any doubt about his priority.
Madrid have reportedly improved their offer for the player and now propose €80 million, excluding add-ons or bonuses. This meets, and possibly even exceeds Monaco’s asking price for the midfield star.
Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have actively scouted the player and tried to swoop him. The latter, specifically, have tried to tempt the player with better economic proposals to take him to Parc des Princes.
With a verbal agreement in place and Monaco’s economic demands met, it is only a matter of days before the operation is closed.
It remains to be seen if Carlo Ancelotti decides to use the Frenchman as a starter straight away or gradually brings him into the dynamics in place of Casemiro.
However, it is difficult to imagine Tchouameni starting regularly on the bench after a fantastic season on a personal level.
The 22-year-old averaged over 14 defensive actions per ninety minutes in the recently concluded Ligue 1 season. Moreover, he also directly contributed to Monaco’s phenomenal season with three goals and two assists.
The coming hours will be critical in deciding Tchouameni’s future. However, his heart lies in Madrid and other clubs interested in the player seem to have accepted that fact.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.