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Newcastle United Join The Race To Recruit This Ligue 1 Midfielder: Should Howe Launch A Move?

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In a recent report, Sport Mediaset revealed that Newcastle United have joined the race to recruit AS Monaco midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni. It is believed that the Magpies could face competition from Juventus and Chelsea in pursuit of the talented youngster.

Tchouaméni’s Impressive Run Of Form At The Stade Louis II

The 21-year-old has made a solid start to this campaign as he has continued to flourish as a key member of Monaco’s midfield. Tchouaméni has anchored the midfield quite well for the French side and has done well to find the back of the net twice for them this season across various competitions.

The French starlet has been a consistent performer for Monaco at the centre of the park based on his average of 2.5 tackles, 2.2 interceptions, 0.9 clearances, 1.9 shots and 1.1 dribbles per game in Ligue 1. He has even been excellent when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 87.4% in the French first division (stats via whoscored).

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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 30: Aurelien Tchouameni of Monaco warms up with teammates prior to the UEFA Europa League group B match between Real Sociedad and AS Monaco at Estadio Anoeta on September 30, 2021 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
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Should Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe Launch A Move For Tchouaméni?

Tchouaméni can anchor the midfield with a lot of conviction as he is not shy of getting stuck in with some crunching tackles to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park. He can even read the danger quickly that helps him to earn possession back for his side.

The French whizkid is also a great passer of the ball and can strike the ball with power from long range. He can even make a few powerful runs with the ball from midfield. Someone of Tchouaméni’s potential will undeniably be a massive coup for the Magpies next year.

The Monaco prospect has got what it takes to be a real star at St. James’ Park in the coming seasons. He will also add plenty of bite and steel to Eddie Howe‘s midfield that might help the Tyneside outfit get out and steer clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League this season. Thus, it makes sense for Newcastle to launch a big-money move to bring Tchouaméni to English football when the transfer window reopens in January.

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