Rumoured Liverpool transfer target Aurelien Tchouameni is believed to have ‘reached an agreement’ with the Reds and will decide between Merseyside and Madrid in the next 72 hours, according to an update from France.
The Lowdown: Tchouameni links galore
The Reds are expected to dip into the midfield market this summer with players like Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Thiago all now into their thirties, and one player they have been continually linked with signing is Tchouameni.
The youngster has already become one of Monaco’s most influential players, winning 2.2 aerial duels and 2.5 tackles per game in Ligue 1 this season and standing out with his all-round game in midfield, ranking as the club’s leading performer by average match rating.
Real Madrid are also believed to be working hard on acquiring Tchouameni’s signature, however, so Liverpool are far from guaranteed to get their man.
The Latest: Liverpool reach agreement, decision by Friday
It is claimed that Tchouameni will ‘make his choice’ over who he will join before the end of the week, which leaves him just three days to decide.
Paris Saint-Germain are looking to make a late move but that looks unlikely.
The Verdict: Fierce two-way battle
It looks set to be a huge battle between Liverpool and Madrid, with Tchouameni simply having to decide which club appeals the most to him.
While the La Liga champions are clearly a mouthwatering proposition for most players, they are still not operating at the Reds’ level currently, regardless of what happens in the Champions League final.
In Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool also have arguably the best manager in the world at the moment, and Tchouameni, dubbed ‘out of this world’ by Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig, could become a midfield monster working alongside him at Anfield.
It is tough to guess what decision the Frenchman will make, but if he chooses Liverpool, it could prove to be an exceptional piece of business.
In other news, Fabrizio Romano has shared a key Liverpool update. Read more here.
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