French footballer Aurelien’s thrilling goal against England in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal made it pretty clear why French footballer Mbappe wanted him to play at Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

France defeated England in the quarterfinal match with a 2-1 score on December 11, 2022, and will now face Morocco on December 15 for the semi-final match. France won the title in the last edition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Aurilien Tchouameni was in the highlights earlier this year in July when Real Madrid signed him with a hefty amount of $84.5 million.

French forward and PSG player Mbappe wanted Aurelien to play with him for the Paris Saint- Germain club. Aurelien in an interview said “I had a very interesting conversation with Kylian last summer. He wanted to know what I was planning to do.” He further added “And he (Mbappe) teased me by saying ‘Come on, you have to come too’ (to PSG). We laughed about it, but my choice was made a long time ago.”

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Who is Aurelien Tchouameni?

Aurelien Djani Tchouameni or Aurelien Tchouameni is a French professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Madrid and the national football team of France as a defensive midfielder.

He was born on January 27, 2000, in Rouen, France but grew up in Bordeaux, Gironde. He has two siblings.

He made his first team debut on July 26, 2018, with Bordeaux. He scored his first senior club goal on August 9, 2018, in Bordeaux’s Europa League. He signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid on July 1, 2022, with a fee of Euro 80 million.

Tchouameni made his first international debut on September 1, 2021, against Bosnia and Herzegovina after replacing Thomas Lemar in the FIFA World Cup qualifying match. His debut was made in the 46th minute of the match. He scored his first goal for France on March 25, 2022. He was also a part of the runner-up team in Coupe de France 2020-2021. He has been awarded the UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for 2020-2021 and was also a part of the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the year for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

His net worth is estimated to be $5 million and grabbed a lot of attention in June-July 2021 for his deal with Real Madrid which was locked with a fee of Euro 80 million.