Report: Liverpool want €30million no.8 that has commercial agreement with Nike

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move to sign 21-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

Liverpool supporters are still yet to see another player join the club this summer after they paid £36million to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

Ideally, FSG will still sanction the arrival of a central midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum as well as a striker to challenge Roberto Firmino.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Osasuna at Anfield on August 9, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Osasuna at Anfield on August 9, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

The Reds have three weeks left to make new signings and have been linked with a player they haven’t been before.

Liverpool linked with Aurelien Tchouameni

According to Corriere Dello Sport, the Reds are now looking at France’s up and coming midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco.

Juventus are reportedly interested in the 21-year-old but ‘even Liverpool are considering whether to invest in this guy that shows depth and personality.”

It’s clear the Reds want the player as Monaco’s no.8 is a thrilling talent and they’re in the market for a central midfielder.

Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes (L) vies with Bordeaux's French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Monaco on August 26, 2018 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Monaco’s Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes (L) vies with Bordeaux’s French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Monaco on August 26, 2018 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

The Ligue 1 outfit is demanding €30million in order to sell him this summer and with a contract until 2024, they can demand that sort of fee even for a 21-year-old.

He’s got a commercial partnership with Nike and while I’m not sure that gives Liverpool a better chance of signing him, given the Reds recent deal with the American brand it could be beneficial.

Is Tchouameni a good fit for Liverpool?

Yes – oh, yes. The young midfielder still needs to grow as a player before he is ready to be a starter for the Reds and I’m not sure he’s quite ready to move to Anfield but when he is, he’d be a top player under Klopp.

He’s six feet tall and is very tall but that doesn’t stop him from gliding across the pitch but don’t compare him to Paul Pogba – he’s not a trickster.

Monaco's French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni 5L° fights for the ball with Lille's French midfielder Benjamin Andre during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and Lille (LOSC) at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, on March 14, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Monaco’s French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni 5L° fights for the ball with Lille’s French midfielder Benjamin Andre during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and Lille (LOSC) at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, on March 14, 2021. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Tchouameni keeps his game simple and that’s where he would become a major success in the Premier League.

His game is based on winning the ball before driving forward or playing it to one of his teammates.

Where some players move from Ligue 1 to England and fail to adjust to the speed of the game, he wouldn’t battle to acclimatise due to his preference for two to three touch football.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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