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Jul 19, 2022

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From €15m to €60m in two years – How Tchouameni became Ligue 1’s next big starmessi monaco

Ligue 1 may not be the biggest or most entertaining league in European football but it can certainly lay claim to some of the most exciting stars in the game. Whether it be Lionel Messi,Neymar or Kylian Mbappé,Paris Saint-Germain and their bottomless pit of money have made sure that French football remains at the top table of divisions across the continent. However, it isn’t just within the Parisian city limits that stars reside in the French top flight.

Away from PSG, Ligue 1 is a hotbed of exciting young talent and one such player that has caught the attention of numerous clubs across Europe is none other thanMonaco midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni. Since making the move to Monaco in 2020, the box-to-box talent has gone from strength to strength and as our most recent market value update of Ligue 1 points out, the 22-year-old’s own value has more than trebled and now has the player sitting tall on a value of €60 million.

Market Value Aurélien Tchouameni A. Tchouameni Defensive Midfield €60.00m

Indeed, whether Tchouameni is pulling up trees for Monaco or dazzling on the international stage for the France national team, the young midfielder has certainly attracted interest from bigger clubs. According to the player’s rumour mill page, he has been linked with moves to Manchester City,Manchester United andLiverpool since the turn of the year. And according to French outlet RMC Sport,Real Madrid have agreed an €80m fee for the Monaco star and are set to sign him this summer.

‘It took some time to shine the spotlight on him’ – How Tchouameni became a Ligue 1 star

Unlike star strikers, playmaking wingers or even dominant central defenders, Tchouameni’s role as a defensive midfielder has meant that his talents have flown somewhat under the radar in France. Fortunately, Transfermarkt has an excellent French football expert on hand to explain what makes the young Monaco star so special and why Europe’s biggest clubs want to sign him. “Now two and a half seasons in, Tchouameni has really progressed in a linear way, even if he was already labelled as a rising talent when Monaco bought him from Bordeaux for €18 million (valued at €14m at the time),” said Ronan Caroff, Area Manager for Transfermarkt France.

Mbappé, Tchouaméni & Co. – The most valuable Ligue 1 players 30 Thilo Kehrer | PSG | New Market Value: €22M &copyimago images

Downgrade: -€3M


29 Gerson | Marseille | New Market Value: €22M &copyimago images

Upgrade: +€4M


28 Tetê | Lyon | New Market Value: €22M &copyimago images



27 Wissam Ben Yedder | Monaco | New Market Value: €25M &copyImago/TM



26 Seko Fofana | Lens | New Market Value: €25M &copyimago images



25 Aleksandr Golovin | Monaco | Market Value: €25M &copyimago images


24 Martin Terrier | Rennais | New Market Value: €25M &copyimago images



23 Houssem Aouar | Lyon | New Market Value: €25M &copyimago images



22 Mattéo Guendouzi | Marseille | New Market Value: €25M &copyimago images



21 Boubacar Kamara | Marseille | Market Value: €25M &copyimago images


20 Maxence Caqueret | Lyon | New Market Value: €25M &copyimago images



19 Renato Sanches | Lille | New Market Value: €28M &copyimago images



18 Hugo Ekitike | Reims | New Market Value: €28M &copyimago images



17 Tanguy Ndombélé | Lyon | New Market Value: €30M &copyimago images



16 Sven Botman | Lille | Market Value: €30M &copyimago images


15 William Saliba | Marseille | New Market Value: €30M &copyimago images



14 Benoît Badiashile | Monaco | New Market Value: €30M &copyimago images



13 Lucas Paquetá | Lyon | Market Value: €35M &copyimago images


12 Presnel Kimpembe | PSG | Market Value: €40M &copyimago images


11 Nuno Mendes | PSG | Market Value: €40M &copyimago images


10 Amine Gouiri | Nice | New Market Value: €42M &copyimago images



9 Jonathan David | Lille | New Market Value: €45M &copyimago images



8 Lionel Messi | PSG | New Market Value: €50M &copyimago images



7 Marco Verratti | PSG | New Market Value: €50M &copyimago images



6 Gianluigi Donnarumma | PSG | New Market Value: €50M &copyImago/TM



5 Aurélien Tchouaméni | Monaco | New Market Value: €60M &copyTM/imago images



4 Achraf Hakimi | PSG | New Market Value: €65M &copyimago images



3 Marquinhos | PSG | New Market Value: €70M &copyImago/TM



2 Neymar | PSG | New Market Value: €75M &copyimago images



1 Kylian Mbappé | PSG | Market Value: €160M &copyimago images


“Right away, he was a key piece of Monaco’s game plan, no matter the coach (Moreno, Kovac or Clement), as he only missed games for Monaco due to suspensions or really small injuries. Defensive midfielder isn’t the most attractive position, with not a lot of individual stats, so it took a bit longer to shine a spotlight on him. For example he had to wait for the start of this season to get his first call up to the France national team. Having his first European games with Monaco this season surely helped him to gain more high-level experience, which leads to the high transfer fees mentioned in transfer rumours lately, and the big rise in his market value in the recent Transfermarkt update.”

From €15m to €60m in two years – How Tchouameni became Ligue 1’s next big star