After withdrawing from negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to acquire Kylian Mbappé, Real Madrid set their sights on Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. The transfer is now complete and Camavinga is now officially with Real Madrid. The 18-year-old French midfielder is now taking his talents to the next level. Real Madrid was able to complete the transfer on a fee of €31 million including add-ons, and a reported total of €40 million. This deal will tie the young Frenchman to Real Madrid up until 2027.
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— GOAL (@goal) August 31, 2021
New Kid on the Block
This transfer is huge for both Real Madrid and Camavinga. In Camavinga’s case, this is amazing for him because he can further develop and build himself. In addition, he’ll have the opportunity to heavily improve his skills by training and learning from the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Casemiro, and Isco. Furthermore, learning from Carlo Ancelotti will likely make a strong impact on Camavinga.
Real Madrid will play their next La Liga match on September 12 against Celta Vigo. On September 15, Los Blancos will take on Inter Milan in their opening Champions League match. It’s unclear when Camavinga will play his first match with Real Madrid. With Kroos and Modrić out with injuries at the moment, he may see playing time sooner than later. However, it is unclear when both Kroos and Modrić will return to training.
Camavinga had a total of 71 appearances in Ligue 1 matches. Additionally, Camavinga made his first appearance in a Champions League last season, although Rennes was eliminated in the group stage. Last year, Camavinga was called up to the French National Team, becoming the youngest player since 1932 to be part of the senior squad. He has three caps for Les Bleus and he scored his first goal for the national team in a friendly exhibition match against Ukraine. No doubt, Camavinga’s move to Real Madrid comes at the most opportune time.
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