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Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are among the leading clubs in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes this summer. Reports Florian Plettenberg from Sport1.
The Frenchman is considered one of the best young central midfielders in Europe and was on the radar Los Blancos at the end of last season.
However, an agreement was never reached with Rennes. make it clear that they would like to retain the teenager for at least another campaign.
It is now revealed that Camavinga’s representatives are speaking to leading European teams, including Bayern and Madrid in particular, who have a keen interest in his services.
To update #Camavinga: Chief Scout Neppe has already asked for him. However, its mgmt. he’s not just talking to #FCBayern, all the best clubs in Europe are after him, especially #Go Madrid. It is ruled out that he will fulfill his contract until 2022. Price:> € 35M. @ SPORT1
– Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 16, 2021
Camavinga acted largely as a defensive midfielder last season, but has played in a more central position this season.
He has still impressed with an average of three tackles per game with nearly 90 percent passing accuracy in all competitions.
The 18-year-old has only managed one goal and one assist in the league, but there is plenty of room for improvement at his age.
Luka Modric is likely to sign a new contract beyond June and Camavinga can be considered as a long-term replacement for him, should he join the club.
Meanwhile, Casemiro has been an indisputable choice at the midfielder role and Camavinga can also offer strong competition to the Brazilian.
Camavinga’s current deal in Rennes expires in less than 17 months, and Rennes is reportedly seeking more than € 35 million this summer.
Los Blancos are long-time admirers of the player and so it’s no wonder they’re in the mix to get his signature.
They still need to act fast to reach a transfer deal, considering their rivals Bayern are pretty good at doing their business early.
Bayern recently closed a summer contract for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano