Manchester United look to pose a serious threat to Real Madrid’s ambition of signing Eduardo Camavinga

17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga is proving to be one of the next jewels in world football. Having a breakout season with Rennes in 2019/20, the young player is slowly becoming a hot property with the big clubs keeping a close eye on his development.

Zinedine Zidane, of course, himself has been credited with a reported interest in the player. But now, with them turning their head towards the potential signing of Paul Pogba from Manchester United, it is suggested that the Red Devils themselves might look at the young defensive midfielder as a replacement for the Frenchman. 

Rennes boss Julien Stéphan on Eduardo Camavinga: “I want him to stay for an additional season.” | Get French Football News

According to a media report, Man United could pose a “serious threat” to Real Madrid’s hopes of signing the player and considering how Old Trafford has become a breeding ground for young players to shine and prosper, Camavinga just might be tempted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League as well.

Another reason why Madrid may not make a move for the player is because of their reduced expenditure and stadium redevelopment plans owing to the finances hit by the coronavirus pandemic. And while United may not be doing too well on the financials side themselves either, they could still make a sizeable offer to Rennes and sign the French talent, who has also already received a call-up to the national team at a young age. 

Real Madrid interested in Camavinga but no offer made - AS.com
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Camavinga is touted by big clubs for a good reason. For one, his height and passing vision are extraordinary for a U-19 player. Standing at 182 cms, he had a successful pass percentage of 87.7%.

In addition, the emergence of Camavinga meant that he started 24 of the 28 games in Ligue 1 – before being suspended due to the pandemic. He is extremely capable in the deeper areas of the midfield often winning duels and interceptions while keeping hold of the ball to start the next action in the next counter-attack.

So regardless of where he goes, the club which signs him are getting a potential superstar for the future. 

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Bhargav Gopal
The quintessential football aficionado who knows a thing or two about Economics. One can often find me reading detective novels with coffee when I am away from the sports world.

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