The lowdown: Contact made
The Reds were initially linked with the 22-year-old in a detailed report from Foot Mercato, who claimed that ‘contacts’ had already been initiated between the parties.
Signed from Bordeaux in 2020 for €20million (£16.8million), Monaco were previously expected to demand a fee in the region of €50million (£42million) to part ways with their highly-rated star, with Real Madrid also thought to be in the running.
Now, a fresh update from the reliable Joyce has suggested that the Anfield club could be seriously considering a move this summer…
The latest: Joyce confirms interest
As per the report from The Times journalist, Liverpool are said to ‘like’ the senior France international as the club begins to seek out targets amidst the hysteria of Jurgen Klopp’s new deal.
It’s claimed that the Reds management are admirers of Tchouameni and incoming sporting director, Julian Ward, could be tasked with the mission of making the deal a reality.
The combative midfielder has been described as an ‘enormous’ talent by French national team coach Didier Deschamps.
The verdict: Make it happen
Few players in European football are better suited to come in and immediately enhance this Liverpool squad than the eight-cap ace.
Albeit Klopp currently has a wealth of options in the department with Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Thiago and Fabinho vying for three spots, there is currently no natural senior understudy for the all-important number six role, with Tyler Morton charged with the task on occasion.
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So far this season, the powerful Frenchman has earned an outstanding 7.27 rating whilst making 2.8 interceptions, 2.5 tackles and 51.5 accurate passes on average per game across 32 Ligue 1 outings (Sofascore).
Capable of operating as a defensive midfielder and in a more advanced position, Tchouameni possesses very strong aerial and tackling ability (WhoScored) and appears tailor-made to come in and strengthen the Anfield squad, particularly should Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leave this summer.
In other news, a key Liverpool update has emerged regarding a superstar player. Read more here.
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