Real Madrid completed the signing of Aurelien Chuamini, beating Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain to land the midfielder

Real Madrid have signed French midfielder Aurelien Chuamini from Monaco on a six-year contract.

The Champions League winner agreed to pay a transfer fee of around 80 million euros to sign Chuamini, 22, after beating competition from European rivals to get the player.

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ESPN reported that Madrid and Monaco reached an agreement on the deal on Tuesday, with the midfielder choosing to join the Spanish champions at the expense of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder will undergo a club doctor on Tuesday and a press conference will follow.

Madrid view Chuamini as a long-term replacement for Casemiro, 30, who will form part of the new midfield generation at the Bernabeu alongside Federico Valverde (23) and Eduardo Camavinga (19).

Despite turning down first target Kylian Mbappe – who decided to sign a new three-year contract with PSG in a last-minute change of mind – Real Madrid have been busy preparing for the summer transfer window.

Along with Chuamini, they have confirmed the signing of Germany defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer deal from Chelsea.

ESPN reported in January that Real Madrid was looking at options to renew its midfield, with Chuamini the favorite. Madrid’s chief scout Johnny Calafat visited Monaco that month to lay the groundwork for a potential deal.

While Madrid have reached an agreement with the player, their deal with Monaco has been held up by Spain’s classification of the Principality of Monaco as a tax haven, which means Ligue 1 club will have to pay a 24% tax on its earnings from the transfer.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wanted the club to sign a new defensive midfielder as a priority and Chuamini was the main candidate before Ajax’s Ryan Gravenburch.

Los Blancos They want to renew their midfield and believe the young Frenchman has everything to “become a defensive midfielder in the future”.

Chuamini played 35 league games with Monaco last season and scored three goals to finish third in the standings behind Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille.

He has already played 10 times for France and was named by coach Didier Deschamps in the squad for this month’s Nations League matches with Denmark, Croatia and Austria.

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