Real Madrid target Eduardo Camavinga reveals he wants to sign contract extension with Rennes as Frenchman plays down rumours of a summer exit in blow to Zinedine Zidane’s hopes of landing wonderkid
- Eduardo Camavinga has dealt a blow to Real Madrid’s hopes of landing him
- He has been a long-term target of Zinedine Zidane amid a £44m approach
- However, the 18-year-old has said he wants to sign an extension at Rennes
- Zidane views Camavinga as the ideal successor to veteran Luka Modric
Eduardo Camavinga has dealt a blow to Real Madrid’s hopes of landing him this summer as the Rennes wonderkid revealed he is looking to sign a contract extension with the French club.
The 18-year-old midfielder, already capped three times for France’s senior international team, has caught the eye of several European giants and has been linked with a big move next summer.
Reports in Spain this month claimed Madrid are planning to press on with a £44million move for the Rennes star despite recently rewarding Luka Modric with a new contract as they see him as the future of their midfield.
Eduardo Camavinga says he wants to stay at Rennes in a major blow to Real Madrid’s hopes
The 18-year-old hotshot has been a long-term target of Madrid amid a £44m approach
It is also believed that Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also great admirers of the prodigy.
And Camavinga’s link up with agent Jonathan Barnett has also done little to defuse speculation of a move to the Bernabeu this summer, with the Englishman representing Gareth Bale in his mega-money move to the Spanish capital in 2013.
Madrid are believed to be the front runners for his signature and Barnett has suggested he could easily orchestrate a move to the club for Camavinga despite his client Bale’s nightmare spell there.
Camavinga has linked up with agent Johnathan Barnett (L) who has a good relationship with Real Madrid having helped secure Gareth Bale’s (R) mega-money move to Spain in 2013
However, the Frenchman says he wants to sign a contract extension with the Ligue 1 club
However, the youngster has moved to play down rumours of an exit this summer, instead insisting that he is in talks to extend his deal with the Ligue 1 club.
‘My change of agent? These are things that happen, we shouldn’t focus on that. I have faith in my parents quite simply,’ he told reporters on Thursday via Get Football News France.
‘Could I sign an extension? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. What is holding it up? I do not know, there are negotiations.
‘If you want to talk about that, there is my father… It is you, the journalists, who have been talking about me leaving, but I am 100% focused on the club.’
Camavinga’s revelations could pose a major blow to Zinedine Zidane’s plans this summer
Camavinga had recently spoke of his pride in being linked to a club of Madrid’s stature, but his comments today may come as a heavy blow to Zinedine Zidane’s transfer ambitions.
The French coach is also looking to land another of his countryman, PSG star Kylian Mbappe in what Spanish papers are labelling ‘Operation Mbappe’.
The striker’s contract with the French champions expires in June 2022 and having been coy over his future in recent interviews, Madrid may feel capable of landing their man should they swoop.
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