Liverpool, and by extension transfer chief Julian Ward, are interested in signing highly-rated Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, according to journalist Santi Aouna.
The Lowdown: Tchouameni excels for Monano
The 22-year-old has emerged as arguably one of Europe’s most exciting midfielders, having impressed hugely for Monaco this season.
Tchouameni has made 32 Ligue 1 appearances so far in 2021/22, averaging 2.5 tackles and 2.8 interceptions per game (Whoscored) and even being hailed as ‘extraordinary‘ by Paul Pogba and ‘incredible‘ by Paul Robinson, who said he’d be a ‘good fit‘ for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Reds in the recent past and another exciting transfer claim has now emerged.
The Latest: Journalist shares Reds contact
“Contacts have already been initiated between the parties,” he said, claiming the player himself is “interested” in a move to England.
The Verdict: ‘Good fit’ indeed
Midfield is an area of the pitch that Klopp should be looking to strengthen this summer, with a freshness required, in terms of age.
Tchouameni could be the perfect acquisition by Ward, in that respect, coming as a hugely exciting option, such is the quality of his all-round game.
The France international is a colossal figure off the ball, as mentioned with his defensive statistics, but he is also strong technically, enjoying an 87.2% pass completion rate in the league this season. He looks tailor-made to thrive in the Premier League, given its physical, technical style.
Tchouameni’s long-term potential is great and he is someone who could be seen as a long-term replacement for the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, but also be a key figure immediately.
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