Following the signing of long term target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United are now considering making a move for another player in Eduardo Camavinga, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Manchester United Stepping Up Interest in Eduardo Camavinga
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.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2021
Looking to Continue Summer Transfer Business
French international Camavinga is out of contract with Rennes in the summer of 2022 and the club do not want to lose him for nothing, with him reported to be available this summer for around £25.7 million.
Manchester United have been linked with a number of midfielders already in the transfer window, including Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Winks and West Ham United’s Declan Rice. Rice has recently turned down an offer of a new contract with the Hammers, fuelling speculation that the 22-year-old England international is interested in a move to Old Trafford.
Winks is 29 years of age and although United hold interest in the player it is felt that he would be a back-up option should their main target Rice not be an attainable target.
Camavinga is only 18 and would be a cheaper option than Rice so could prove to be a possible alternative.
Camavinga made 39 appearances for Rennes last season being mainly used as a central midfielder, showing abilities in covering the back line, but at just 18 there is potential for him to play in a number of midfield positions.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the youngster won 49.1% of his duels last season and also made 224 recoveries of the ball in the opposition half.
He has a passing range that has caught the eye in France with a 91.4% passing accuracy of which 71.9% were long balls.
Camavinga is regarded as hot property in France and although he is playing for his boyhood club, the lure of the Premier League could be a tough offer to turn down.