Manchester United are ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga and are tipped to hold talks with the player’s agents.
According to respected journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Eduardo Camavinga. It seems they are ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign the Rennes midfielder, whose contract at the club expires at the end of next season.
Camavinga’s delicate contract situation will force Rennes to cash in on him this summer. It has now put Manchester United on red alert, with the Premier League giants set to hold talks with the player’s representatives next week in an attempt to convince the youngster to move to Old Trafford.
The midfielder’s current priority is to remain in France, making PSG the undisputed favourites in the race. However, the way Manchester United have managed to integrate young players like Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in their first-team in recent years, they do indeed have a strong case for his signature.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is keen on adding more quality in his midfield department after finishing second to Manchester City. Manchester UNited have been linked with multiple options as well, including Aston Villa star John McGinn.
Camavinga, though, has a much higher ceiling given the promise he has shown over the past couple of seasons. At the age of just 18, he has notched up 82 competitive appearances for Rennes, becoming one of Ligue 1’s top central midfielders.
The Frenchman has impressed the onlookers with his ball-progression in the middle of the park. His positional awareness, maturity on the ball and defensive prowess have also turned many heads, making him a target for a host of top clubs across Europe.
Manchester United are joined by Arsenal in the list of clubs interested in the services of Camavinga, who is valued at around €50 million. It might turn out to be a bargain, as the youngster has the potential of becoming one of the best midfielders in the world.
The Red Devils, though, might find it difficult to fund the move, as they are already expected to fork out €90 million for Jadon Sancho. None of their key players are expected to leave either other than David de Gea or Dean Henderson, both of who have been linked with an exit this summer.
It does not bode well for Manchester United, as far as their pursuit of Camavinga is concerned. The youngster already favours a move to Paris, so United need to go all out financially if they are to convince him to switch to Old Trafford in the summer.