Real Madrid are reportedly ahead of PSG & Manchester United in the pursuit of Eduardo Camavinga, who is expected to leave Stade Rennais next summer.

According to AS, as relayed by Le10Sport, Real Madrid have emerged as the likely destination for Eduardo Camavinga. The Stade Rennais midfielder looks destined to leave the club next summer, thus putting a host of top European clubs on red alert including Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich.

However, Camavinga’s agent is Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Madrid galactico, Gareth Bale. Although there have been tensions between the two parties regarding the club’s treatment of the Welshman, the agent still retains a good relationship with Florentino Perez – making Real Madrid the top contenders to secure the services of the young midfielder.

A product of the Rennes academy, Camavinga is already one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the world of football. He even tops Zinedine Zidane’s wishlist, ahead of players like Paul Pogba, which is hardly surprising given the success he has had over the past couple of years.

Despite the tender age of just 18, Camavinga has made 62 competitive appearances for Stade Rennais so far. In fact, he is a vital cog in the club’s midfield department, with his contributions in the middle of the park playing a key role in helping his team finish inside the top three in Ligue 1 last season.

Eduardo Camavinga remains the priority. But, Real have an alternative in Tchouameni now. (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)

Eduardo Camavinga remains the priority for Zidane. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

The Frenchman has indeed awed the onlookers with his ability to read the game. The youngster is also quite comfortable on the ball and has a positional understanding far beyond his years – making him an ideal long-term solution for Real Madrid, as far as the midfield department is concerned.

The Spanish champions have appeared overreliant on the services of the midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro in recent years. So the potential arrival of Camavinga could provide a bit freshness in the squad. His presence in the team alongside Federico Valverde should give Zidane quality options in the middle of the park as Real Madrid look to go through a transitional phase in the midfield department.

However, Los Blancos may have to offload some of their fringe players before they can make a move for Camavinga, who is certainly expected to cost a fortune. Isco, for one, has been linked with a move to Arsenal while Luka Jovic also faces an uncertain future at the club so it will be interesting to see how the club operates in the upcoming transfer windows.

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