Real Madrid Transfers: Which team has the best chance of signing Aurelien Tchouameni?

France, Aurelien Tchouameni (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Florentino Perez
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Yes, yes, I do believe Real Madrid are the favorites to sign Aurelien Tchouameni heading into April 2022. That is subject to change based on how the transfer market moves, and there is the possibility that if Real do sign Erling Haaland despite sending mixed signals to their fans, they may not have the money left over to sign Tchouameni. I don’t actually buy that, though; it is still possible for Real to bring in a quartet of players this summer – not just Haaland and Mbappe. They have stabilized themselves very well financially, though, perhaps, that is something Florentino Perez will not risk…

Regardless, Real are in a good position. They have an attractive sporting project, and the allure of the Santiago Bernabeu still has more pull than anything else in football. Just look at the way Kylian Mbappe waited out PSG’s lucrative offers in order to join Real Madrid.

Tchouameni can be a part of the next elite midfield, joining forces with Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga. Those two players have been patient behind “KCM”, and though fans would like to see them get even more opportunities, they have shown that young midfielders can still get some run. In Tchouameni’s case, I think he will replace Casemiro in the starting XI sooner than a lot of people may be inclined to think.

There is also the Monaco factor. Why would Monaco want to sell to PSG? Remember, Camavinga wasn’t the only one who took less money to make his transfer to Madrid happen. Rennes accepted less money from Los Blancos than PSG were offering.

Monaco are even bigger rivals to PSG, and there is more bad blood between them. After all, Mbappe is going for free because of PSG’s stubbornness in the face of a 200 million euro offer from the Merengues in 2021. Monaco stood to make big money from a sell-on clause. Instead, they are getting nothing. If they were to take an offer from their monopolizing rivals in Ligue 1, you’d have to think they would need substantially more money to be swayed.

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Real Madrid are the favorites. PSG may have the money, but they have become a difficult organization to trust after their unprofessional behavior both in the aftermath of the loss to Real Madrid and this past summer in their treatment of Mbappe. Future superstars like Tchouameni – we have essentially seen this with Haaland, too – may be less inclined to join the Qatar-owned project because of the behavior of the individuals in charge of the club.