Aurelien Tchouameni was reportedly one of the midfield names discussed at Manchester United.
According to Andy Mitten, former interim manager Ralf Rangnick advised the club to sign the midfielder.
Madrid signs Aurélien Tchouameni from Monaco. He was one of the players who advised Ralf Rangnick MUFC to try to sign. More in the new UWS next week.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) June 11, 2022
Tchouameni had been linked with a move to United for the time being, but ultimately nothing concrete came of it, landing him at Real Madrid.
AS Monaco demanded a hefty fee for their midfielder and Madrid were willing to pay the necessary €80 million to secure his services.
It makes him their fourth most expensive purchase, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale.
Tchouameni was a favorite with many United fans who believed he could be the answer to the team’s midfield crisis.
This is not the first time United have ignored Rangnick’s advice.
The German also said he wanted a few transfers in the January transfer window, which the club declined.
He mentioned names like Julian Alvarez, Dusan Vlahovic and Darwin Nuñez, but the club decided not to sign them.
“The answer then was no, there was no player on the market who could help us.”
“There were a few, Diaz who is now at Liverpool, Alvarez who will be at Manchester City in the summer, Vlahovic who was at Fiorentina then, those are just three that come to mind now.”
With United’s ongoing midfield crisis, it is almost imperative for them to sign a defensive midfielder this summer. No concrete links have been established yet, but we hope the club will act soon.