Eduardo Camavinga is one of the highly rated talented French football. The 18-year-old has been closely watched by Real Madrid, who are keen on making a move to take advantage of a favourable contract situation. Camavinga’s contract with French outfit Rennes runs until 2022 and the value of the central midfielder will diminish rapidly in the summer.
Apart from Madrid, the 18-year-old has also been linked with a move to Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich. He has clearly emerged as one of the top of existing prospects in Europe in football over the last few years. The talent of the midfielder was widely evident last year when he featured for the French national team and also became the national team’s youngest scorer – breaking a record that existed since 1914.
Rennes currently placed an €80 million valuation on the midfielder and the club’s position will be strengthened even further if the player signs a new contract. New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel recently admitted that he would have liked to bring in Camavinga when he was at PSG. The attractions such big clubs is not without its merits and Camavinga is already proving to be a top talent even at this young age.
So far this season, Camavinga may have featured in 23 matches for Rennes and scored just one goal, but these exploits have been in a team which has not done exceptionally well.
Rather than switch to a big club at this stage in his career, it appears that Camavinga is keen on staying with Rennes. According to Goal.com, Camavinga said:
“Could I sign an extension? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. What is holding it up? I do not know, there are negotiations.”
The change in stance from the player will be a huge boost for the French outfit. However, nothing is still undecided as long as his contract situation remains the same. Rennes are currently fifth in the standings, while they finished in the third place last season.