Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as contenders to sign Rennes teenage star Eduardo Camavinga, putting a move to Real Madrid in doubt.
Diario AS cite a report on French radio from RMC Sport that PSG are hopeful of rejuvenating their squad this summer and prioritising signing young players to replace ageing stars, pointing out how veteran defender Thiago Silva is being allowed to leave to reduce their wage bill.
However, Ouest France journalist Benjamin Idrac told Onda Cero this week, as reported by Marca: “Camavinga’s future lies at Real Madrid, not with PSG or any other club.”
The completion of the Ligue 1 season means Rennes will finish in third place and guarantee Champions League qualification, which would bring a significant financial windfall and may mean they do not decide to sell their prized asset.
Rennes intend to keep their prized asset but concede that the teen would love to play for Los Blancos and under Zinedine Zidane.
Camavinga, 17, has caught the eye with his performances in Ligue 1 and he has been involved in all 25 – starting 24 – league matches for his club to date this campaign.
The teenager has featured in 36 matches for Rennes this campaign and he is said to have displayed the qualities to play a similar role for Madrid in the seasons to come.
Camavinga became the youngest ever professional for the club when he made his senior debut on 14 December 2018 at the age of 16 and one month.
He has been a part of Rennes’ system since the age of 11 and is regarded to be one of the brightest prospects in French football.
Born in Cabinda, Angola, Camavinga holds Congolese citizenship through his parents. He has lived in France since his second birthday and is said to be currently in the process of acquiring French citizenship.