The French football club Monaco is getting ready to welcome the top European clubs as they expect them to their den in search of a young prospect. Probably, the approaches will start soon as the winter transfer window has closed.
Monaco has been in the headlines in the past when they used to grab a lot of funds by selling players in recent years. An early example was the five million euro signing of Anthony Martial in 2013, followed by his 60m exit to Manchester United two years later.
The same thing happened with Thomas Lemar, who signed for four million euros from Caen in 2015 and was moved on to Atletico Madrid for an astonishing 72m euros in 2018.
Tiemoue Bakayoko left for 40m euros, having arrived for eight million euros. Fabinho was signed for six million euros and was sold for 45m euros. Bernardo Silva arrived for 15.75m euros from Benfica and went to Manchester City for 50m euros. And then Monaco won the jackpot with Kylian Mbappe when PSG signed him for a whopping 145m euros.
Now it’s time for Aurelien Tchouameni. It is almost certain that clubs will approach the French club with a decent amount to sign the midfielder.
Many clubs held talks with his agents in the winter transfer window on a possible transfer. There are reports that his move from Monaco would be inevitable as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus all show an interest.
This season the man described as extraordinary by Paul Pogba has earned an impressive 7.36 average rating from 21 league outings.
He has already cemented his position in the French National Team. He has made seven appearances under Didier Deschamps and will have a place in the world cup squad.
Tchouameni was signed from Bordeaux for 18m euros in 2020. Now he looks set to be next to leave for big money. Monaco will be delighted to sell him for a reasonable amount as they did in the past, even though Monaco general manager Oleg Petrov said that he was signed as a part of the strategy of signing top potential players for the future.
Tchouameni has already shown the quality to be a leader on the pitch, and his manager highly praised it. He’s still young, having only just turned 22, but he’s very intelligent and quick to understand the small details,” he explained. “For a coach, it’s very important to have players like that. I expect him to take on even more individual responsibility but also become a leader for the group.”