Manchester United are reportedly targeting Rennes’ wonder-kid Eduardo Camavinga as an ideal replacement for midfielder Paul Pogba after his United future has once again been cast into doubt.
Camavinga, 17, joined French side Rennes’ youth academy in 2014 and after climbing the youth ranks has forced his way into the club’s first-team with the youngster emerging as one of Europe’s most highly-rated teenagers.
The talented youngster has featured in a total of 49 first-team appearances for Rennes and has been directly involved in five goals in all competitions.
Internationally, Camavinga has set French football alight after becoming the youngest player to ever be called up to the national side, the youngster debutant and the youngster goalscorer, all within the space of the last 11 days.
According to a recent report in Monday’s written copy of AS (via Sports Witness) the Red Devils have identified the Rennes midfielder as a possible long-term replacement for Pogba whose situation has become a concern for the club’s hierarchy.
AS’ report goes onto claim that United are posing as a ‘great threat’ to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid who are big admirers of the Rennes ace and were in pole position to land Camavinga before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hit.
After joining the race alongside the likes of Paris-Saint Germain, Juventus as well as Madrid, United could be set to pip the European giants to the signature of the hugely-rated French teenager.
Camavinga has recently turned down a new contract at current club Rennes with the young midfielder now almost certain to depart his Ligue 1 side next summer.