Tchouaméni and Lewandowski, the most desired


The will of the French midfielder to play in white and an offer close to one hundred million euros with variables have ended up tipping the balance

Jose Manuel Andres

Real Madrid continues to make the debts quickly in this summer market. Despite the disappointment over the long-awaited signing of Kylian Mbappé, finally frustrated when he took it almost for granted for so long, the white team has continued to work in the offices and after the incorporation of central defender Antonio Rüdiger, free after ending his contract with Chelsea , already has the French midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni closed.

Despite the initial push and pull, the talks between Madrid and Monaco have been bringing the positions closer in recent hours until reaching an agreement, close to the 100 million euros that the Principality club claimed from the beginning for the transfer of the player . Although from the noble floor of Concha Espina they were not willing to raise their offer to this amount, at least in terms of the fixed part of the payment, they have ended up approaching it taking into account the variables based on objectives, making possible the definitive understanding .

The conditioning factor of Paris Saint-Germain's interest in the Norman footballer of Cameroonian origin, with all that it implied economically that the State club of Qatari capital crossed Madrid's path again, reaching the amount demanded by Monaco, was finally deactivated due to the midfielder's desire to wear white, which has ended up tipping the balance.

In this particular game of chess by a player who in Madrid they value as the natural substitute for Casemiro in the future due to his excellent ability to recover the ball both in his own field and in another's field, as well as for his physical display in the midfield, they have also intervened other factors such as the influence of Karim Benzema on his young teammate, with whom he shares these days concentration with 'Les Bleus'. The work of convincing the '9' from Lyon has been essential since the once wanted by Madrid Kylian Mbappé could also play a major role in decanting the choice towards the side of PSG.

With Tchouaméni, he is not the only open front in the market for Madrid, which is still considering reinforcing its attack after the disappointment of the 'Mbappé operation'. The last name on the table is Gabriel Jesus, without a place at Manchester City after the signings of Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez and offered as a good alternative to Benzema. The versatility of the Brazilian, who left a great taste in the mouth against the whites in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, is a good argument for a contract that has a significant obstacle in the non-EU limit, right now taken over by Ancelotti's squad with Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius. A problem that could be solved if the latter obtains Spanish nationality.

Lewandowski does not doubt

Lewandowski's path to Barça seems clearer of rivals. The striker has already made it clear that he does not plan to continue in Munich. “Something has died in me. I want to change teams to look for new emotions in my life", insisted the Warsaw attacker for the umpteenth time, in the context of an interview with the Polish outlet 'Onet Sport'. It also seems evident that he does not have too many doubts about his next destination: "I have not considered any other proposal other than Barça's." With these ingredients, everything points to a satisfactory resolution for the Barça club and the player, but the complicated financial situation at the Camp Nou makes the operation difficult.

Besides the
sale of marketing assets and television rights that Joan Laporta will take to the club's extraordinary assembly on June 16, at Can Barça they are also considering the possibility of establishing a
salary limit of 10 million euros net per season for renewals and new hires, a filter that Lewandowski is also determined to admit in his desire to open a new stage in his sports career. His contract with Bayern runs until 2023, but his willingness is total to force an exit, even to the point of appealing to article 17 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, where the possibility of a termination is contemplated. unilateral assuming the corresponding compensation.

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