Real Madrid are eyeing a summer swoop for Rennes’ midfield prodigy Eduardo Camavinga, who is valued at around €50 million.
A latest update on Bernabeu Digital cites reports from the nightly programme El Larguero of the Cadena SER news channel, regarding the future of Eduardo Camavinga. The Rennes midfielder is being seriously considered as a transfer priority for Real Madrid in the summer, with Zinedine Zidane keen on acquiring his services.
Rennes themselves are anticipating the sale of Camavinga after the end of the season, with the French club valuing their prized midfield asset at somewhere around €50 million. The Frenchman is also courted by Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, but it appears the player has his heart set on a move to Santiago Bernabeu.
It gives Real Madrid a massive advantage in the pursuit of Camavinga, who is considered as one of the most talented young players in European football at the moment. Since his breakthrough last season, the youngster has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence, becoming one of Ligue 1’s top midfielders while also earning a reputation as a complete central midfielder.
Indeed, the 18-year-old is extremely talented when it comes to recycling possession. His aggression and work-ethic, in particular, help him hurry and hassle the opposing ball carriers while Camavinga’s positional sense and awareness are well beyond his years. The midfielder is quite physical as well – making him an effective outlet in the second line of press.
At Real Madrid, Camavinga can effortlessly settle in as the long-term replacement for Casemiro. His better all-round play in the middle of the park also makes him a potential option to replace the ageing duo of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric while adding some healthy competition for Federico Valverde.
However, the youngster’s potential move to the Bernabeu could hinge on finances as Real Madrid have too many fringe players they must get rid of, in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Spanish champions have reportedly slapped a €30 million price-tag on Gareth Bale recently while Raphael Varane, too, has been a subject of a potential departure.
Whether or not Real Madrid finds buyers for the likes of Bale and Isco, though, could go a long way in dictating the club’s financial fortunes that will ultimately tilt the balance of Camavinga’s transfer saga, as it is indeed fair to point out that Los Blancos will be keen on other priority targets in the market as well, including Harry Kane.