Arsenal and Manchester United will do battle in their bid to add Aurelien Tchouameni to their respective squads this summer.
The 22-year-old has become one of the finest defensive midfielders in Europe this season at AS Monaco.
The French club knows they have a top player on their hands and they are already preparing for his departure in the summer.
The Sun claims United and Arsenal and battling to bring him to the Premier League even though he has interest from other top sides in Europe.
Knowing there could be a bidding war for his signature, the report claims Monaco will demand around £60m for his signature.
His profile has risen in this campaign and it has also earned him a place in the senior France national team.
At his age, he has played in almost 50 matches for his present club in this campaign alone and should take little time to adapt at Arsenal.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Even though Mohamed Elneny has looked resurgent in recent weeks, we still need to bolster our midfield.
It remains unclear if the club will give the Egyptian a new deal. However, even if he stays, we need squad depth. Adding Tchouameni to the group will only strengthen it.
This guys the real deal.
Tough tackler and interceptor like Kante. Physicality of Yaya Toure. Good with ball distribution too.
By the end of the close season we will have a complete A-Z of players linked to the club.
We can start it off with a “T” then…
Gotta bolster our midfield,first sambi goes on loan,extend elneny’s contract,sign tchouameni or phillips for free plus the one’s we have in partey,xhaka,elneny and maybe AMN making five personell in midfield then problem solved
And grillitsch for free*
Don’t forget Bisouma/Daglus Luiz.They are monsters.
Strongly agree, top top talent Tchovameni would be a statement signing.
He is just what we need, certainly would come as a starter on our team
Let’s be honest,he is out of our reach.
No 60 mil would not be out of our reach.
Remember it is reported atleast two marquee players is expected, that’s the realistic cost for such midfielders.
I didn’t mean financially GS ,even though the asking price is 60M,I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a bidding war for his services.anyway I was talking about the player’s choice,I somehow doubt that we are at the top of his list as a favoured destination.
I know he’s a DM but all he does is tackle from the videos I’ve seen of him. I haven’t seen much of his abilities when it comes to interceptions, blocks, distribution (after you win the tackle), passing and possession.
You cannot afford to always be on the ground after a tackle in the EPL as even midtable teams like Crystal Palace have tricky wingers like Zahara while relegation threatened teams like Leeds have Raphina.
A combination of attributes is key to being successful as a DM in the EPL.
And there’s no way he’s worth £60mil when Bruno Guimaraes, a much better and more experienced Brazilian international who was playing for a bigger club in the same Ligue 1 was bought for around £35mil by Newcastle. I see Monaco trying to pull off a Thomas Lemar here.
*tricky wingers like Zaha