Randal Kolo Muani has been on the radar of several top European sides after his consistently high-quality displays last season. With Manchester United and Bayern Munich fighting for his signature already, the youngster does have offers on the table.
Earlier this week, the Frenchman publicly admitted his desire to play at a higher level. His time at Eintracht Frankfurt has been fine, but the forward understandably wishes to shift to the next level. As revealed by L’Equipe, he said:
“Honestly, I want to keep improving and working hard. It’s my dream to play for the big clubs – why not?”
According to reports from Fabrice Hawkins, Real Madrid are also active in the race for Kolo Muani’s signing. This not only means that the 24-year-old has a larger palate to select from but also gives him a chance to play for the sport’s historically most successful team.
With 15 goals and 11 assists to show from his 32 Bundesliga games last season, the 24-year-old was one of Eintracht Frabkfurt’s most consistent players. He also averaged 1.3 key passes per game and created 11 big chances. The striker netted eight more goals in cup competitions, taking his total tally to 23 from 46 games.
Kolo Muani is thus a valid candidate to reinforce Real Madrid’s void in the centre-forward position ahead of next season. The only catch, however, is the economic element.
The German side expect at least €80 million for their young forward, and it remains uncertain whether Los Blancos would be willing to shell out such an amount. After all, they dropped out of the race to sign Kai Havertz for a similar reason.
Moreover, Kolo Muani’s deal with Eintracht Frankfurt runs until the summer of 2027. With close to four years left on his contract, negotiating a lower price could be out of the question.
A lot, thus, will depend on Real Madrid’s situation with Kylian Mbappe. If the Frenchman does not arrive, it could well be his Germany-based compatriot who boards the flight to Madrid instead.
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.