When all the lights pointed to Mbappé, the white club reached an agreement with Rennes and closed the signing of the young French midfielder for about 40 million
While all the lights were pointing towards Kylian Mbappé, concentrated with the French team awaiting the outcome of the great summer soap opera, Real Madrid secretly drew up another plan of much smaller scope and media reach to tie the French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, a pearl of Rennes in which the mighty Paris Saint-Germain was also interested.
Rennes gave the go-ahead to the operation for the landing of the talented French international in the team coached by Carlo Ancelotti. Camavinga signs for six seasons, until June 30, 2027 and, according to L’Equipe, the white club will pay between 40 and 45 million euros, variables included. An amount greater than the 30 million that was discussed at first.
Camavinga, just 18 years old, had refused to renew with the Breton team and was in the crosshairs of important clubs. He made his debut with the Rennes first squad during the 2018-2019 season and since then has accumulated 88 official matches, with two goals and five assists. Although its evolution has not been as striking as expected, it is one of the great pearls of French football in recent years.
Angolan by birth but a French national, Camavinga regularly acts as a defensive midfielder. He is left-handed, has a good footing and stands out for his physical appearance. They compare him with Claude Makelele, a French center-back who offered a performance at Real Madrid, but given his versatility, versatility and ability to break pressure lines, there are also specialists who consider him a possible successor to Paul Pogba.
The second signing of the whites after the Austrian David Alaba, who arrived free at the end of his contract with Bayern Munich, Camavinga was the cover of Florentino Pérez. A player who is very good for a short staff in the center of the field and very veteran in that line in which Casemiro, Kroos and Modric are fixed if they are in conditions, but they need breaks and guarantees relays. Especially the Brazilian media, without a naturla substitute in the starting eleven but from now on with more competition.