'Discussions': £85m player admits he could have signed for Liverpool six months ago, he's 'extraordinary'
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'Discussions': £85m player admits he could have signed for Liverpool six months ago, he's 'extraordinary'

Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has revealed he could have signed for Liverpool before Los Blancos came in for him.

Speaking in an interview with Le Parisien, the 22-year-old said the Reds were the first team to approach about a move whilst he was at AS Monaco.

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“The first team to show interest was Liverpool,” Tchouameni claimed.

“There were discussions, but as soon as Real Madrid entered, my mind was made up.

“I didn’t hesitate for a second. I told my agent: bring me to Real Madrid”.

The France international then went on to seal an £85.3m move to Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Tchouameni could have signed for Liverpool

With Jurgen Klopp’s midfield crisis this term, what a signing this would have been for the Reds.

Since arriving in Madrid, Tchouameni has slotted straight into Ancelotti’s XI. Thus far this season, the defensive midfielder has made 12 La Liga appearances, alongside a further five Champions League outings.

In the Spanish top-flight, the youngster has averaged 2.3 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per game – more than any other Santiago Bernabeu player.

Hailed by France teammate Paul Pogba as ‘extraordinary’, it seems this 22-year-old is set to reach the very top.

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Tchouameni was seen as Liverpool’s main target at the time, so missing out on his signature would have come as a major blow to Klopp and his staff.

Instead, all eyes are now focused on Jude Bellingham, who is drawing up quite the interest amongst the biggest clubs across Europe.

The Reds desperately need a marquee signing in the midfield. The Frenchman was the proposed solution, but with that now out of the window, the Anfield outfit need to do all they can to sign the 19-year-old England international.

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