Agent reveals how Man Utd star Pogba prompted him to sign Tchouameni | OneFootball
Agent reveals how Man Utd star Pogba prompted him to sign Tchouameni
Aurelien Tchouameni has quickly become one of the most sought after players in world football.
The 21-year-old has emerged as star for both Monaco and France over the past 12 months.
And his agent, Gregoire Akcelrod, has revealed how a resemblance to Paul Pogba first made him notice Tchouameni when he was a 15-year-old.
"There was hardly any light and I noticed a boy with the yellow boots that I thought was him," agent Gregoire Akcelrod told Marca .
"He seemed like a regular player. I liked another one with the pink boots . About to leave, but out of courtesy I decided to stay. 'This boy looks like Pogba', I thought of the one with the pink boots.
"When the training was over I went to say goodbye to him and, to my surprise, he was the owner of those pink boots. 'I won the lottery!' I thought."
Tchouameni joined Monaco from Bordeaux in the summer of 2020.
And Akcelrod revealed others club were interested at the time.
"Madrid and Barça showed interest, but Real Madrid was the most interested," he said.
"At that time I also informed Atlético, but they did not show interest. Now surely they want to have him."