Camavinga wants PSG move – but Real Madrid and Arsenal should keep hope
Eduardo Camavinga wants to move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer – but that does not means Arsenal and Real Madrid should give up on signing the young midfielder.
At 18 years old, Camavinga has already achieved much. He has won praise for his overall performances, has played in the Champions League and has become both France’s youngest player and youngest scorer since the First World War in the autumn of 2020.
Boasting a combination of potential and present ability, Europe’s top clubs have long monitored the Angola-born star, with Real Madrid prominent in their interest for the player.
But just as Los Blancos missed out on Kylian Mbappe when he moved from Monaco to PSG in the summer of 2017, they are under threat of missing out on Camavinga.
Why Arsenal and Real Madrid shouldn’t give up on Camavinga
According to RMC, the player wants to move to PSG this summer. It is said that Rennes’ are unwilling to pay the large signing on bonus that Camavinga wants in any new deal.
A move to the capital makes logical sense as the next step in his career. Although it represents a jump up in level, it is not a complete overhaul from what he knows. He will remain in the country in which he grew up and playing against opponents he is well acquainted with.
Furthermore, Camavinga’s ability to provide a direct thrust from the midfield is something that PSG have missed in recent years. As such, he is likely to get game time at Parc des Princes that other young players are not awarded.
Any move, however, threatens to be complicated by Rennes’ demands.
Eduardo Camavinga 2020/21
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It is reported that the Ligue 1 side are asking for €100 million for Camavinga – a sum that even a club with the financial muscle of PSG will struggle to afford given the financial problems of Covid-19.
Arsenal and Real Madrid will, therefore, be monitoring events.
Certainly, there is scope for Rennes’ price to be negotiated down. Camavinga only has one year left on his contract. Although the Ligue 1 side are owned by Francois Pinault, the 27th richest man in the world, and therefore have financial muscle that outmatches their reputation, their jewel is unlikely to reach this price.
Camavinga’s case, therefore, remains a complicated one, and although PSG lead the way for the Rennes star at the moment, his other suitors must remain attentive.