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Eduardo Camavinga: Who is the Rennes rising star linked to Man Utd, Spurs and Arsenal?

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 18:12, 18 November 2019

Rennes president Olivier Letang has confirmed he will sit down with much-wanted midfielder Eduardo Camavinga at the end of this season.

The 17-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough campaign in France and has already attracted some of Europe’s super clubs.

The rise of Camavinga: Five key things to know…

  • Camavinga, born in Angola, joined Rennes’ youth set-up in 2013.
  • He made his senior professional debut in April 2019, aged 16.
  • The defensive midfielder has been an ever-present this season.
  • Arsenal and Spurs saw bids for him turned down in the summer.
  • Club president Olivier Letang says he’ll sit down with Camavinga amid links with Man Utd and Real Madrid.

According to French daily newspaper L’Equipe, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur saw bids for him – that would have seen him return to Rennes on a two-year loan – turned down.

The likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also reportedly keeping tabs on the Angolan-born footballer who currently represents France at international level.

Nominally a defensive midfielder, though he can play further up in the centre of the park, Camavinga has made no fewer than 23 senior appearances for Rennes to date with the majority of those (16) coming this season.

A mainstay under manager Julien Stéphan, Camavinga has started in each of the Red and Blacks’ opening 12 Ligue 1 outings, and previously starred in a 2-1 home win over Paris Saint-Germain. This only further enhanced his reputation, something Rennes president Letang recognises and believes needs addressing.

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“If it only depended on me, I would like to keep him for another 10 years. Aside from that, there are approaches, a market and the desires of the player,” he told reporters.

“We will meet to discuss it a little later on. Probably at the end of the season.”