Manchester City set to miss out on French starlet Aurélien Tchouameni

Manchester City falls behind Real Madrid in the race for Aurelien Tchouameni

Manchester City are under threat this season as Jürgen Klopp’s lauded Liverpool are breathing down their necks in the race for the Premier League trophy in 2021-22, but the Etihad side are said to have already lost a race. this season after recent reports suggested midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni could leave for Real Madrid.

That comes via the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath after the latest in the building transfer saga points to the Spanish giants leading the way in securing his signing this summer, when he would only have two years left on his current deal.

Currently valued at €40m (via Transfermarkt), Tchouameni could cost close to €70m, but the potential fee involved would not deter citizens in any way under normal circumstances. However, their continued pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland will no doubt tap into the lion’s share of the club’s finances as they search for the next great striker to lead the line under Pep Guardiola, and that potential investment will allow Madrid to come close. to the French. international.

City certainly need a long-term center-of-the-park appointment given the fact that long-time key midfielder Fernandinho is now 36 and out of contract at the end of the season, but given the combined fee it would cost to bring in both Haaland like Tchouameni at Etihad, the club may have to look elsewhere.

Tchouameni to form a partnership with his fellow French star?

If Real Madrid secure the signing of Aurélien Tchouameni, it would mark the next long-term midfield tandem at the Santiago Bernabéu when he would team up with fellow French star Eduardo Camavinga.

Although Tchouameni’s agent has stated that no deal has been reached with Madrid for his client’s services, the tantalizing prospect of the Spanish giants forming a midfield duopoly that could last the better part of a decade , if not more, would be a sign of a brilliant business. by the leaders of LaLiga.

Manchester City falls behind Real Madrid in the race for Aurelien Tchouameni

French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly soccer match between France and Ivory Coast at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France, on March 25, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

At present, Madrid’s key central figures come in the form of veteran trio Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos and Casemiro, all of whom are 30 years old and Modrić is now thirty-six in his own right.

Tchouameni, who scored his first goal for France in their recent friendly win over Ivory Coast during the international break, could certainly fit in at Madrid given the other options behind the renowned trio coming down the line of Dani Ceballos and Federico. Valverde, with Ceballos. almost certainly he will not have a long-term future at the club in general.

With the prospect of forming a credible partnership with a fellow French international while plying his trade for one of the biggest clubs on the planet, the temptation should be too much for the Rouen native to pass up.

This article was edited by
joseph barker.

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