Manchester United’s pursuit of Rennes’ sensation Eduardo Camavinga has suffered a massive blow as Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to launch an assault on the midfielder.
According to French news outlet Foot Mercato, Paris Saint-Germain are ready to accelerate their interest in Camavinga to beat Manchester United to the youngster’s signature.
Despite not being short of reliable options in the center of the park, the Red Devils are keen on adding the 18-year-old to their star-studded midfield cast.
Camavinga, who has been nothing short of exceptional since making his senior debut at Roazhon Park in April 2019, has emerged as one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s targets.
Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Fred, and Bruno Fernandes are the Norwegian’s current options.
So there is a reasonable question – why Solskajer wants to sign Camavinga?
Widely considered among the hottest young prospects in European football, the prodigious Frenchman is a prototype of a modern-day midfielder.
Good with the ball at his feet as he is at winning it back, Camavinga perfectly suits Solskjaer’s preferred double-pivot.
His defensive skills, tireless runs, aggressiveness, and tremendous workload make him a perfect long-term replacement for Matic and Fred.
With less than a year left on his current contract at Rennes, Camavinga could be available in a cut-price deal this summer.
Signing a player of his potential on a bargain deal would be a massive coup for Manchester United.
However, the Red Devils are now lagging behind relentless PSG.
Dream transfer market for PSG
After surrendering the Ligue 1 title to Lille in 2020/21, PSG went on to provide Mauricio Pochettino with enough ammunition to conquer Europe, let alone the French championship.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, and Georginio Wijnaldum joined the club on free transfers at the beginning of the summer.
Les Parisiens forked out around £65m to bring in the highly-rated wing-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.
Most recently, PSG sealed one of the most sensational pieces of business in the 21st century by signing Lionel Messi on a two-year deal.
They do not intend to stop there as it seems.
Instead, the Ligue 1 heavyweights will try to complete one last signing down the final stretch of the transfer window.
Camavinga could be PSG’s final coup this summer, with the player reportedly favoring a move to Paris.
The youngster is keen to remain in his homeland despite growing foreign interest.
So, PSG are in the driving seat to land Camavinga as they continue to build an all-star team to win everything there is to win next term.