Real Madrid and PSG long-term battle for Rennes teenage star Eduardo Camavinga

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are entering a long-term battle to sign in-demand Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.

Camavinga, 17, has caught the eye with his performances in Ligue 1 and he was involved in all 25 – starting 24 – league matches for his club last season, helping them to Champions League qualification.

The central midfielder then became the youngest France international in over 100 years when he made his debut for Les Bleus earlier this month in the Nations League.

Now a report in Marca outlines how both Madrid and PSG are about to embark on a lengthy battle to secure the player’s signing next year.

Earlier this week, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel said: “I would not say no to Camavinga. He is one of the best players in Ligue 1 and has a good future.”

Whilst there is said to be a truce between the clubs on a signing this year, both will use their tricks to lure the player with Zinedine Zidane set to play a key role in Madrid’s charm offensive.

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.

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