Esp: Tchouaméni slips between Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo
This Tuesday, Real Madrid officially presented its new recruit, the French international Aurélien Tchouaméni.
The day after the defeat of the French team against Croatia in the Nations League (0-1), Aurelien Tchouameni has officially signed for Real Madrid. According to information from the website Planeta Real Madrid, the Merengue club has paid the sum of 88 million euros excluding bonuses for the transfer of the former Monegasque. An amount that places Aurelien Tchouameni in the top 10 of the biggest transfers in the history of Real Madrid … between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. Indeed, Aurelien Tchouameni is the fourth most expensive player in the history of Real Madrid just behind the Portuguese (103 million euros) but ahead of Zinedine Zidane, who cost 85 million euros to the Merengue at the time.
During his first press conference as a Real Madrid player on Tuesday, Aurelien Tchouameni also mentioned the interest of PSG, which was also ready to break its piggy bank to recruit him. Not surprisingly, the midfielder trained at Girondins de Bordeaux confided that Kylian Mbappé had been forcing to recruit him. But the decision of Aurelien Tchouaméni was taken, the ex-Monégasque wanted to discover abroad rather than join PSG. “Kylian decided to stay at PSG, he knew that I was going to leave Monaco and he wanted to know if I could go to PSG. He understood that I wanted to go to Real Madrid and he is happy for me,” said Aurelien Tchouameni, who will now have the difficult task of dislodging Luka Modric, Casemiro or Toni Kroos in the midfield of Real Madrid to make a place for himself. A perilous mission that Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga have not been able to accomplish for the moment, since despite their talent, the Uruguayan and the Frenchman are still the replacements of the historical Real Madrid incumbents in this position.