Real Madrid pulled off an absolute steal in the summer transfer window by signing Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes. The French midfielder secured a dream move to the Spanish capital, where he is slowly being integrated into the first team.
The midfielder earned a starting position against Real Sociedad last night, and reminded the world exactly how good he is. After Mikel Oyarzabal converted an early penalty to give the away side the lead, Camavinga would equalise with an exceptional strike.
The youngster’s left-footed shot from outside the box found the back of the net, with five minutes remaining to go in the first half. This was only his second goal in the league, and Real Madrid would end up winning the game 4-1.
Eduardo Camavinga the future of the midfield
The trio of Kroos, Casemiro and Modric has been the backbone of Real Madrid’s success in recent years. And slowly, the trio is entering the twilight of their careers. By having talent like Eduardo Camavinga in the team, Real Madrid have shown that they are prepared for the future.
And when the icons eventually make way, they have the next generation ready to take over. Camavinga’s transfer fee could rise to €40 million next season if all the add-on clauses are met.
Alongside Fede Valverde, Real Madrid have yet another talented midfielder that can take the reins in the coming years. With Casemiro at 30, it is likely that he will be leading the youngsters in the coming years before eventually handing the torch himself. But for now, Real Madrid are in an untouchable spot in the league.