AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni is garnering interest from top clubs in Europe with his impressive performance this season. Reports now suggest that the 21-year-old is being monitored by Manchester United.
According to ESPN, Manchester United are considering bringing in Aurelien Tchouameni to replace another French midfielder. The Red Devils think Tchouameni is the ideal replacement for Paul Pogba.
Pogba has not renewed his contract with Manchester United and could leave them for free at the end of the season. As a result, Manchester United are hoping that Aurelien Tchouameni can be the perfect candidate if Pogba decides to leave.
TCHOUAMENI MONITORED BY MANCHESTER UNITED
The contract situation of Paul Pogba has been tricky with the midfielder not ready to sign a new contract. Subsequently, the player is turning heads from the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG and Barcelona. With the player himself flirting with the idea of a return to Juventus or a dream move to Madrid, there is a high chance that he will not be a United player, come the next season.
This has left Manchester United in a tough situation. The club does not want to let go of such a talented superstar, especially when they are pushing for titles. Pogba is the record transfer arrival at United, and the club does not want to let him go for free.
However, it seems like the Red Devils are preparing for all eventualities. This is why they have shifted their attention to Aurelien Tchouameni. The 21-year-old has become a regular at Monaco and already has 2 goals from 15 appearances this season. He also has 5 caps for France national team and was part of their UEFA Nation League winning, starting in the Final against Spain.
A more central midfielder, Tchouameni have also appeared in the defensive role. While this will help Manchester United, who are in desperate need of a defensive midfielder. Reports suggest that Monaco will be ready to sell him for a fee in the range of €50m and €60m. However, the deal could ultimately depend on the departure of Pogba.
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