‘It’s a pleasure to play alongside him’: Paul Pogba hints he wants Manchester United to sign Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni and insists he ‘always’ wants to play alongside his French international team-mate
- Aurelien Tchouameni impressed as N’Golo Kante stand-in for France
- He played alongside Paul Pogba in the nation’s Nations League final victory
- Manchester United star Pogba is a big fan of the 21-year-old Monaco midfielder
- Pogba has claimed he wants to ‘always’ play with the ‘extraordinary’ Tchouameni
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has stated that he will “always” play “on the side” of his French international team-mate Aurelien Tchouameni.
The 21-year-old Monaco star is currently one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe and clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus are all said to be interested.
Pogba started alongside Tchouameni in the French Nations League final against Spain on Sunday and helped Didier Deschamps come from behind to win the tournament.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is a big fan of French teammate Aurelien Tchouameni
The United star has hinted that he would like his current club to sign his ‘extraordinary’ international teammate.
Asked about Tchouameni, Pogba told RTL according to the Subway: ‘Very very well. He’s not a boy, he’s a man.
“It’s a pleasure to play alongside him. He brings a lot of energy. Lots of energy, extraordinary technical and physical quality.
Tchouameni replaced N’Golo Kante alongside Paul Pogba in the Nations League final
Tchouameni and Pogba inspired France to come from behind and win the trophy
“We want him to play a lot more games and for me to always be by his side.”
Tchouameni has had a flying start to the season with Monaco and has filled in N’Golo Kante very well alongside Pogba in midfield for his country.
It was previously reported that Madrid has identified the 21-year-old as a prime target for next summer, alongside upcoming free agent Kylian Mbappe.
There is a lot of interest in Tchouameni, who has impressed for Ligue 1 side Monaco
Madrid believe he can offer Casemiro competition, while Chelsea are interested and are believed to see him as a potential replacement for Kante.
There could be a fierce race ahead for Tchouameni, who was named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year last season and was also named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year.
Tchouameni played 15 times for Monaco this season and scored twice. He also has five caps for France.