Manchester United have received a potential boost in their pursuit of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
What’s the story?
However, according to well-known journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi (as relayed by Get French Football News), Camavinga’s agent Jonathan Barnett is pushing for the youngster to join United this summer.
They tweeted: “Jonathan Barnett is looking to push Eduardo Camavinga to Manchester United, but the player’s position remains unclear, Camavinga still wants PSG, but that’s becoming more complicated, according to @mohamedbouhafsi.”
Do United need Camavinga?
Fans will be buzzing
Although Camavinga would reportedly prefer to remain in his homeland and move to Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain, reports that his agent is attempting to move his client to United will surely have the club’s supporters buzzing.
PSG are currently in negotiations to bring Lionel Messi to the Parc des Princes in a deal which would surely mean they no longer have the finances available to lure Camavinga to the French capital. With Messi understandably taking priority for Mauricio Pochettino’s charges, the door has swung open for the Red Devils to swoop and secure their transfer target.
Samuel Luckhurst, chief Manchester United writer for the Manchester Evening News, recently revealed that he expects the club to make a third significant signing in the current window.
Former Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has already arrived at Old Trafford, while Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane is expected to be announced imminently, and this latest revelation will likely have large sections of United’s fanbase hoping that Camavinga is the third major addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Despite his tender years, the dynamic midfielder has already racked up 82 appearances for his boyhood club, with his impressive performances earning three international caps for France’s senior setup.
The teenager only has one year remaining on his current contract, though, and Rennes are thought to be keen on selling their prized asset this summer rather than watching him leave on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.
Therefore, a switch to United could occur before the transfer window closes despite Camavinga’s PSG preference, a situation which is sure to delight the Old Trafford faithful.