Manchester United look to steal a march on PSG in signing teenage star Eduardo Camavinga… with Ligue 1 side’s pre-occupation over getting Lionel Messi creating a window for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Manchester United are looking to sign Eduardo Camavinga ahead of PSG
- Midfielder Camavinga, 18, is being pursued by United, PSG and Real Madrid
- But with PSG trying to sign Lionel Messi, United could get Camavinga first
Manchester United are looking to take advantage of Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Lionel Messi by beating the French side to Eduardo Camavinga’s signature.
At just 18, Camavinga is one of the hottest young prospects in world football, having shone in the heart of Rennes’ midfield last season.
Despite his young age, Camavinga played 35 times in Ligue 1 and made four Champions League appearances, including against eventual champions Chelsea.
Manchester United could beat Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga
With PSG focused on Lionel Messi (left), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) could get Camavinga
PSG are reportedly on the brink of securing Messi on a two-year deal worth £70million, with the option to extend for another year.
United have been in the race to sign Camavinga alongside PSG and Real Madrid, although the Spanish side’s interest is tempered by both their challenging finances and ongoing chase of Kylian Mbappe, another player who could leave Paris should Messi arrive.
Camavinga has previously stated his preference for moving to Spain, and since Real’s cooling off is reportedly keen on PSG.
But with the Ligue 1 side completely focused on signing Messi for the moment, French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi has reported that Jonathan Barnett, Camavinga’s agent, is keen for United to take the Rennes midfielder instead.
Camavinga’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, is reportedly pushing the midfielder towards United
It is in Rennes’ interest to sell Camavinga in this transfer window, as he has only one year left on his contract and could therefore leave for a significantly cut price next summer.
Camavinga made his debut for France in September against Croatia, but he was not selected in Didier Deschamps’ final squad for Euro 2020.
Rennes prevented Camavinga from joining the France team at the Tokyo Olympics to ensure they can sell him before the window closes. As such they will want to extract maximum value from any club looking to sign their star teenager.
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