Real Madrid have signed the highly rated France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco on a six-year contract, it has been announced.
The Champions League winners have agreed to pay a transfer fee of around €80 million to sign Tchouameni, 22, after seeing off competition from European rivals to land the player.
Madrid and Monaco had reached an agreement for the deal on Tuesday with the midfielder opting to join the Spanish champions over Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
The midfielder will undergo his medical at the club on Tuesday 14th of June which will be followed by a news conference.
Tchouameni is seen by Madrid as a potential long-term replacement for Casemiro, 30, and will form part of a new midfield generation at the Bernabeu alongside Federico Valverde (23) and Eduardo Camavinga (19).
Despite being turned down by top target Kylian Mbappe — who decided to sign a new three-year contract at PSG in a last-minute change of heart — Madrid have been busy preparing for this summer’s transfer window.
As well as Tchouameni, they have confirmed the signing of Germany defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer from Chelsea.