Man Utd make official contact with €100m Camavinga
Manchester United have formally made contact with Eduardo Camavinga as they prepare to table an official bid for the Rennes wonderkid.
According to RMC, Man Utd have officially expressed their interest in the teenage sensation and will meet with the midfielder’s representatives next week with a view to convincing him to move to Old Trafford.
Preliminary talks have already taken place, with Rennes demanding €100 million for the player.
Man Utd want to sign central midfielder
Man United have identified a central midfielder as one of their priorities in the summer transfer market and Camavinga fits the profile that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for given his age and room for improvement.
The future of Paul Pogba is in doubt as his contract expires in 2022 and he may quit the club, while Fred and Scott McTominay are not considered of the level needed to challenge for the Premier League or Champions League.
However, RMC also claim that Camavinga would prefer to remain in France and that his priority is to join PSG.
Will PSG bid for Camavinga?
PSG have Camavinga on their transfer shortlist but are holding off making a bid of their own for now.
The €100m demands of Rennes are considered excessive considering Camavinga’s contract expires next year and will be able to negotiate a Bosman transfer in six months.
Camavinga emerged as one of the most exciting youngsters in world football in the 2019-20 season, having initially made his professional debut at the age of just 16.
This led to him becoming the youngest player in almost 90 years to be called up by France, making his debut at the age of just 17.
As a result, a number of Europe’s top clubs became interested in signing Camavinga, including also Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
But the 18-year-old suffered a big dip in form this past season – scoring one goal and registering two assists – leading to the player not being called up for Euro 2020.