Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes remains Real Madrid’s transfer target, but the La Liga champions allegedly do not want to determine whether or not to sign him until April.
Madrid allegedly needs to wait for it, according to AS, as they analyze the effect Covid-19 has had on the finances of the club.
The highly-rated 18-year-old central midfielder has already made 64 first-team appearances for Rennes in his short career, and Zinedine Zidane is reportedly an international admirer of France.
Camavinga has a reported price tag of EUR 70m and is considered to be the ideal midfield partner for Real Madrid’s Casemiro. In 2022, Camavinga’s contract expires.
Madrid, however, does not want to make an offer to Rennes until they have a better idea of what they are likely to receive in the coming year.
AS says that this will be focused primarily on the anticipated return of fans to the redeveloped Santiago Bernabeu stadium and their success in the UEFA Champions League this season. Real are scheduled to face Atalanta on February 22 in the Champions League round of 16 first leg.
At the same time, it is confirmed that Real Madrid has a financial strategy that they hope will see Kylian Mbappe exchange Paris Saint-Germain for the capital of Spain.
To collect an eye-watering nine-figure fee that can be used on Mbappe and Camavinga, Madrid aims to bring six players on the market this summer.
It seems unnecessarily optimistic to sign Kylian Mbappe on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to sell six players to get it done. It’s also very likely that Paris Saint-Germain won’t want to sell Mbappe at any discount.
However, it does not look out of the question to bring in Camavinga and he will fill a position in the central midfield that the club has been looking to fill for over a year. Jonathan Barnett is his agent, the same as Gareth Bale, who told L’Equipe that his Stellar Company agency “has an excellent relationship with Real Madrid”