Tchouameni joins Real Madrid in deal reportedly worth up to €100M


Real Madrid completed the signing of highly touted midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco, the Spanish side announced Saturday.

Tchouameni will join Los Blancos on a six-year contract after spending the last two seasons in Monaco. He will be officially unveiled June 14.

The France international joins the reigning Champions League winners in a move that could reportedly be worth more than €100 million. Real Madrid will pay an initial €80 million plus add-ons that could amount to €20 million, according to The Guardian's Fabrizio Romano.

It's understood that Real Madrid and the 22-year-old reached a verbal agreement last Tuesday after Tchouameni chose to join the Spanish giants despite interest from Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

Tchouameni is the latest addition to a Real Madrid squad that already features promising midfielders Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde. He's viewed as the club's defensive midfielder of the future after Casemiro, 30, calls time on his illustrious career in Madrid.

Since missing out on signing Kylian Mbappe earlier this month, Real Madrid have been busy retooling an already talented squad that's fresh off winning the Champions League at the end of May. Along with Tchouameni, German defender Antonio Rudiger also joined Real Madrid on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Tchouameni appeared in 35 league matches last season, scoring three times and providing two assists. He earned a senior call-up to Didier Deschamps' France squad in September and has since become a regular for the 2018 World Cup winner.

Tchouameni joins Real Madrid in deal reportedly worth up to €100M
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