Manchester United are reportedly ready to rival Real Madrid and others in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes.

According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, Manchester United have joined Real Madrid and PSG in pursuit of Eduardo Camavinga. The 18-year-old French international is expected to leave Rennes in next summer’s transfer window and has a €70 million price tag.

Camavinga joined Rennes as an 11-year-old back in 2013 and has since made massive strides to become a mainstay for the Ligue 1 outfit. The player broke into the club’s first-team setup aged just 16, becoming the youngest ever player to represent them. Since then Camavinga has not looked back.

Now a regular member of the French national squad since making his debut earlier this year, the 18-year-old is touted to be a generational talent. As for Rennes, Camavinga has already turned out over 50 times despite still being in his teens. His progress has invariably caught the eye of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Real Madrid seem to be approaching a transitional period, with several players reaching the latter stages of their careers. One such player is Luka Modric, who has been a pivotal figure for Los Blancos for a long time now. The veteran Croat is 35 and despite a resurgent run this year, he is fast approaching the end of his glittering career.

Turning heads. (Picture by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Turning heads. (Picture by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Therefore, it is imperative for Real Madrid to start identifying ways to bolster their midfield in the coming windows. To that end, Camavinga is a viable target for Real Madrid, who can utilise the 18-year-old prodigy in various positions. The same goes for Manchester United, who are also in the race to sign the youngster.

As is the case with Real Madrid and Modric, Manchester United need to lay down the succession plan for Nemanja Matic. Fred and Scott McTominay have flourished in midfield, but with Paul Pogba facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford, Manchester United could have to enter the transfer market for a midfielder.

Camavinga is a player United have scouted previously and the Red Devils are once again in the hunt for him. Apart from Real Madrid and Manchester United, though, PSG are also keeping a close eye on the development of the prodigious talent, who has reaffirmed his commitment to Rennes and has recently alluded towards signing a renewal.

However, the report suggests that Camavinga is expected to leave Rennes next summer, with the Ligue 1 club slapping a €70 million price tag on him. In addition, Real Madrid seem to have be in advanced discussions with the player’s representatives, meaning they are currently leading PSG and Manchester United in the race to sign him.

However, it has also been suggested that every club will be wary before shelling out the required sum for Camavinga, owing to the financial effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the market. Therefore, the transfer saga surrounding the 18-year-old seems to be quite fascinating and it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid, Manchester United or another suitor prises him away.

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