In the aftermath of England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine last week, reports of talks between Manchester United and Rennes emerged. Eduardo Camavinga, who was been a target for Europe’s elite clubs, is reportedly the subject of interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Reports claimed that Manchester United were ‘progressing’ in a deal to sign the Frenchman, with Rennes reportedly willing to negotiate a transfer for £25m.
United legend and former England captain Rio Ferdinand has, however, now expressed doubts over the potential signing by question the motives behind the move.
“I’ve not seen enough of him if I’m honest. I’ve seen a bit of him, his debut against PSG where he got man of the match, unreal,” Ferdinand told Vibe with Five. “Talent? obviously. Is he going to come in and affect the team right now and become a star, or is he going to come in and be a bit like an Amad.
“Who comes in for £40m but is nowhere near the starting 11? Is that what we need? Or do we need someone like Declan Rice who is flying at the moment?”
The 18-year-old is out of contract at Rennes next summer and is unlikely to demand an obscene transfer sum, with Manchester United now reportedly ready to take advantage of the situation.
Camavinga, despite his young age, has already made three appearances for France’s senior side and is tipped to become a mainstay in the Les Bleus’ midfield for many years.