Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has denied claims that he has decided on his next club.
Although teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with the player, Real Madrid are reportedly the firm favourites to secure his signature. However, speaking after France’s 2-1 defeat to Denmark, the 22-year-old was asked about whether he has made a decision on his future and he replied:
“No, not yet. I’m not troubled by [rumours], because it’s a position I’ve always wanted to be in. As long as I’m followed by the top clubs, that means I’m doing good things.”
Supporters on Twitter are beginning to get tired of the transfer saga and many feel the Reds should just give up on Tchouameni:
Loves the attention does the lad
— European Royalty 6 Times. (@6_times_royalty) June 5, 2022
Here’s another Mbappe situation…🤦🏼♂️
— Pisto (@PistoPwe) June 5, 2022
Of course he has, he’s trying to take Madrid for a few extra million before he signs
— Deedna (@deedna00) June 5, 2022
waste of time. just move to real madrid already. we’ll just go for Bellingham this window or the next
— Justin (@Justnbanggg) June 5, 2022
LOOL we won’t spend the money for him. Lets stop this.
— J.Henrry ❁ (@JohnHenryBurner) June 5, 2022
He’s agreed Madrid…this is nonsense.
— Rey Izain (@Izain1) June 5, 2022
— DilzLFC 🏆 (@DilzLFC) June 5, 2022
That basically translates to “It was Madrid 99.9% , but Mbappe is talking me around”
— Steve (@Akula1978) June 5, 2022
There are two possible reasons why Tchouameni has made these remarks. 1) Real Madrid are struggling to match Monaco’s €80m (£69m) asking price and the player knows his future is still not decided or 2) a club (possibly Paris Saint-Germain) have made a late push for him and he is now wavering on whether he wants to join Real. Either way, it seems very unlikely that he’ll move to Liverpool now.