If there is one thing we are sure of, it is that AS Monaco does not regret having spent around twenty million euros in January 2020 to afford the one who was not at the time than a young Bordeaux hopeful Aurélien Tchouaméni. Now 22, the midfielder has seen his career take off.
Last season, he acquired an indisputable starter status with 36 starts and as many appearances in Ligue 1. This year, the same observation except that the player has become a French international. Summoned by Didier Deschamps during the last League of Nations, Tchouaméni now has 7 selections. And his performances alongside Paul Pogba did not go unnoticed.
Tchouaméni is worth more than 60 M€
Unsurprisingly, his ascent caused a stir in Europe. Last year, Real Madrid came to the news. And to release his midfielder under contract until 2024, the ASM then demanded at least 60 M €. Wise in 2021, the Casa Blanca returned to the charge in 2022. Yesterday, Brand revealed that merengue recruiter Juni Calafat traveled to the Principality to study the case closely.
It is not yet known if he has invited Florentino Pérez to take action for the next summer transfer window, but what is certain is that he had to announce to his president that the prices had increased. Brand today claims that Monaco is now demanding between €80m and €100m for its jewel. A substantial amount to recruit the one who could ensure the succession of Casemiro. Madrid will therefore have to think, and quickly, because Chelsea and MU are also on the spot.