DONE DEAL: Real Madrid announce signing of Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni

Real Madrid have announced the signing of AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

The French midfielder will be presented on Tuesday in Madrid, but he must first undergo his medical check-up.

Real Madrid are understood to have committed €100m to sign the French midfielder.

The 21 year-old was in his second year with ASM, having joined from Bordeaux in 2020.

Tchouaméni has agreed to a six-year contract, keeping him in Madrid until 2028.

NXGN 2019 graduate Tchouameni has enjoyed a superb rise through the domestic and international ranks over the past few seasons.

Signed from Bordeaux in January 2020, he has since played 95 games for Monaco and scored eight goals.

But it has been Tchouameni’s efforts away from the final third that have underlined his value to date, even at such a young age.

The 22-year-old’s ability to control games from his position as a defensive midfielder has helped him set a steady tempo for his team in big and small games.

He is also at home when it comes to driving possession forward from the back too, allowing him to dictate the offensive flow of a match around him, with some having compared him to a combination of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.

His form has seen him named to the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in each of the past two seasons, while he made his France debut in September 2021 and was a member of Didier Deschamps’ squad as they beat Spain to win the 2021 Nations League final.

He continues to perform well whenever given the opportunity by Les Bleus, and is all-but assured of a place in the defending champions’ squad for the 2022 World Cup.