The France midfielder has signed a four-year contract with the European champions as he becomes Carlo Ancelotti's latest summer acquisition
Real Madrid have completed the signing of Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, it has been confirmed.
The deep-lying playmaker had been coverted by a host of leading European clubs this summer, including French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League outfit Liverpool.
Instead though, the France international will make the move to La Liga, to join the European and Spanish champions as Carlo Ancelotti's latest major signing of the window.
Tchouameni will cost Real Madrid £85m overall, though that will be split between an initial transfer fee and bonus payments.
Madrid have confirmed that Tchouameni has penned a six-year deal at Santiago Bernabeu, tying him down to Los Blancos through until the summer of 2028.
Reports suggest he is set to earn around £150,000-a-week in terms of salary, after opting for the Champions League holders over a stay in his home country or a move abroad elsewhere.
Tchouameni has enjoyed a superb rise through the domestic and international ranks over the past few seasons.
Signed from Bordeaux in January 2020, he has since played 95 games for Monaco and scored eight goals.
But it has been Tchouameni's efforts away from the final third that have underlined his value to date, even at such a young age.
The 22-year-old's ability to control games from his position as a defensive midfielder has helped him set a steady tempo for his team in big and small games.
He is also at home when it comes to driving possession forward from the back too, allowing him to dictate the offensive flow of a match around him, with some having compared him to a combination of N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.
His form has seen him named to the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in each of the past two seasons, while he made his France debut in September 2021 and was a member of Didier Deschamps' squad as they beat Spain to win the 2021 Nations League final.
He continues to perform well whenever given the opportunity by Les Bleus, and is all-but assured of a place in the defending champions' squad for the 2022 World Cup.