Manchester United have reportedly been told to shell out £40 million to secure the services of Eduardo Camavinga this summer.
According to a report by Caught Offside, Manchester United know how much they will have to fork out in order to secure the services of Eduardo Camavinga in the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old French international will cost £40 million, with his agents likely to command additional fee as well.
Eduardo Camavinga is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the game, having burst into the limelight in the later stages of the 2018/19 season, aged just 16. Since then, the teenage prodigy has grown leaps and bounds, becoming a mainstay in the Stade Rennais first-team setup while also breaking into the French national side last year.
However, the future of the 18-year-old at Roazhon Park is extremely uncertain, with his current deal running out in a little over a year. In fact, it is likely that Camavinga might have made his 82nd and final appearance for Rennes, with interest in him mounting ahead of the summer transfer window. As things stand, Manchester United are hot on his trails.
The interest from Manchester United makes sense, considering rumours of a potential summer exit for Paul Pogba have escalated again. With Nemanja Matic on the wrong side of 30 and nearing the final phase of his career, it is hardly surprising that the Red Devils could be entering the market for a central midfielder.
To that end, Camavinga is a viable target for Manchester United, who have been slated to hold talks with Rennes for his services. In addition, the record 20-time English champions are also set to open discussions with the player’s entourage, suggesting that they are stepping up their efforts to land the French international.
Manchester United have been made aware of the teenage midfield prodigy’s price tag as well, with Rennes determined to recoup £40 million to part ways with him. Meanwhile, United also have Paris Saint-Germain to compete with in pursuit of Camavinga, with certain reports indicating that he would prefer to remain in Ligue 1 instead of moving abroad.
So, Manchester United seem to have a fair few obstacles in front of them to swoop the 18-year-old away from Rennes. What now remains to be seen is if the Red Devils are prepared to meet his £40 million valuation and if they can subsequently secure his services.