Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has admitted that he is “flattered” by transfer rumours around him amid reported interest from Arsenal. Camavinga is one of the hottest prospects in European football and appears likely to be on the move this summer.
The 18-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with Rennes, making 38 appearances across all competitions for the French side this season.
He became France’s youngest ever debutant when he played for his country for the first time in September and could be involved in this summer’s European Championships.
Camavinga’s current contract with Rennes does not expire until June 2022, but he does not plan to sign a new one and his agent Jonathan Barnett has already talked up the prospect of a summer move.
“Camavinga can play next year in the Premier League. He is that good,” he told The Athletic in March.
“Whether he will or not, I don’t know. His background has been tough if you know what he went through as a refugee and the burning of his home.
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Camavinga is one of those who has been linked with a move to the Emirates, alongside Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma and his recent comments suggest he is considering a move this summer – albeit maybe not to north London.
Asked about transfer interest from European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich he told Telefoot: “It makes you feel flattered and it is nice that teams like Real Madrid or Bayern are interested in your situation, I’m not going to lie.
“But I have not yet decided with my family what I will do.”
Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Camavinga and French outlet le10sport reports that any transfer fee less than £42m (€50m) ‘seems very unlikely.’
However, whether any club has those funds available to sign the young central midfielder remains to be seen, with the coronavirus pandemic having dented every club’s finances.