Manchester United are progressing in terms of closing in on the signing of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga as Ole Gunnar Solkjaer looks to make further additions to his first-team squad.
What’s the story?
The Red Devils announced the purchase of Jadon Sancho a few days ago after a lengthy pursuit of the England international, but their summer transfer business appears to be far from over.
According to an exciting update from well-known journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, United are progressing with their negotiations to bring Camavinga to the club.
He tweeted: “Manchester United are progressing in direct contacts to sign Eduardo Camavinga. #MUFC Rennes would be open to negotiate on potential €30m fee – as they’d lose Camavinga for free next summer. He’s one of Man Utd long term targets – PSG have always been interested too.”
Fans will be delighted
The 18-year-old is one of Europe’s most highly-rated teenage talents after impressing for his boyhood club over the last couple of years.
Camavinga made his first-team debut for Rennes back in 2019, aged just 16, and has gone on to feature 82 times for the Ligue 1 outfit since.
He became the youngest player to be called into the senior French men’s squad last August at 17 years, nine months, and 17 days, and went on to become their youngest debutant since 1914 when he made an appearance off the bench against Croatia a month later.
However, after some underwhelming end-of-season form, Camavinga was left out of Didier Deschamps’ 26-man squad for Euro 2020 and was selected for the Under-21 European Championship instead.
Despite that, his stock and reputation have continued to rise in recent months, with many admirers seemingly attracted by the youngster’s potential.
Solskjaer is attempting to build a title-winning side at Old Trafford ahead of the upcoming campaign, although the ongoing pandemic has restricted his budget somewhat.
That means that Camavinga is a perfect transfer target for the Norwegian tactician. With only 12 months remaining on his current contract at the Roazhon Park, the dynamic midfielder looks like he’ll be available at a bargain price this summer.
Man United fans will be absolutely delighted with Romano’s update as their club look to bring in another high-class player.