Tchouaméni, Chelsea bites her fingers

Media365 editorial staff, published on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:10 p.m.

Aurélien Tchouaméni would be the biggest regret of the leaders of Chelsea

Aurélien Tchouaméni enabled Real Madrid to win the Madrid derby on Sunday with his fine pass to Rodrygo which led to the opener for his team. According to the media Soccer LondonChelsea had the option of signing the French midfielder in the summer of 2021. After several years of contact with Tchouaméni and his agents, the Blues needed a new signing for their midfield and thought of the Monaco player at the time, valued at 70 million euros.

The failure of Saul’s transfer to Chelsea

However, the hierarchy of Stamford Bridge were not convinced that Tchoumaméni could have an immediate impact for Thomas Tuchel, and she ended up opting for Saúl Ñíguez. The Spaniard arrived on loan from Atlético de Madrid with a €35m option to buy, but this was never exercised and his performance turned out to be much worse than expected. A year later, with both Kanté and Jorginho’s contracts set to expire (in 2023), Chelsea’s new board are pondering their midfielder’s dilemma.

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