Real Madrid have agreed on terms with Monaco to acquire France’s international midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni for six years.
Both clubs have confirmed the agreement, with Real announcing that a presentation ceremony for the 22-year-old will take place on Tuesday following a physical evaluation.
Tchouameni scored three goals and added two assists in 35 Ligue 1 games for Monaco last season.
Since his international debut in September, he has made 11 appearances for France.
The deal is said to be for 80 million euros (£68.3 million) plus roughly 20 million euros (£17 million) in add-ons.
Liverpool, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain had all been connected with Tchouameni.
Tchouameni will join Real Madrid after the club missed out on signing Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe earlier this summer.
Who is Tchouameni?
Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Monaco and the France national team as a defensive midfielder. On July 1, 2022, he will join Real Madrid of La Liga.
Tchouameni, an NXGN 2019 graduate, has risen quickly in the domestic and international divisions in recent seasons.
He joined Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020 and has since appeared in 95 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals.
Tchouameni’s efforts outside of the final third, though, have highlighted his value to date, especially at such a young age.
The 22-year-old’s ability to manage games from his defensive midfielder position has allowed him to keep his team’s tempo consistent in both big and little games.
He’s also comfortable carrying possession forward from the back, allowing him to control the offensive flow of a game around him, with some comparing him to a cross between N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.
How much will Tchouameni cost Real Madrid?
Tchouameni will cost Real Madrid a total of €100 million (£85 million/$107 million), which will be split between a transfer fee and bonus payments.
What is Tchouameni’s Real Madrid salary and contract length?
Tchouameni has signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid, which will keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until the summer of 2028.
According to reports, he will earn roughly £150,000 per week after choosing the Champions League champions over a stay in his own nation or a move to somewhere.