09/09/2021; 12:30 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Eduardo Camavinga has opened up on his move to Real Madrid, which saw him leave Rennes for the Spanish capital in the just concluded transfer window.
The 18-year-old is blessed with skill without a doubt and is already showing quality far above his age. Given his talent and potential to be even better, it was no surprise that a host of European elites were in the running for the youngster’s signature.
Manchester United were one of the sides prominently linked with Camavinga but in the end, the Frenchman completed a deadline day move to Real Madrid.
Shedding more light on that move, the teenager has now revealed why he snubbed all other offers to play for Los Blancos.
It is no secret that Manchester United were actively in the hunt for a midfielder as they aimed to get ample reinforcements in that department. The addition of Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho meant the Red Devils stacked all over the pitch but in the midfield department.
At one point during the transfer window, Manchester United were reportedly the favourites to sign Camavinga from Rennes. However, a report via Manchester Evening News has now revealed that there was little to no chance of that move happening.
This is because the Frenchman was more or less interested in playing in Spain, having considered Madrid as his dream club. Representatives from Manchester United contacted the player’s entourage but cooled down their interest after learning about the player’s ambitions.
The player said he did not once think about it when he realized there was indeed a chance to play for Real Madrid.
After missing out on Eduardo Camavinga, Manchester United will now fully turn their focus to Declan Rice. We recently reported about the West Ham star already being a part of the Red Devils’ plans for next summer.
Given the amount spent on transfers already this summer, it was very unlikely United will bow to West Ham’s £100m valuation of Declan Rice.
However, it is now reported that the Red Devils now have a framework to sign the England international next summer.
Indeed, Camavinga would have come as a much younger and cheaper alternative but such a move is now off the cards for Manchester United.
On the path of Real Madrid, they are getting a world-class youngster in Camavinga with lots of potential yet to be realized.
The player is already very highly rated in France and is already seen as one of the heirs for the country’s next generation of superstars.