Why Manchester United Are ‘Pushing To Sign’ Camavinga This Summer

Stade Rennes' Eduardo Camavinga during the match.

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Manchester United have stepped up efforts to sign Eduardo Camavinga this summer instead of waiting another 12 months to get him on a free transfer.

Paul Pogba’s future at the Theatre of Dreams remain uncertain. Earlier in the transfer window, it was anticipated that United would first look to resolve the situation concerning the France international, whose entourage are allegedly in contact with PSG, before making moves that address their issues into the middle of the park.

However, the latest Camavinga developments indicate the Red Devils are no longer waiting for a final answer from their superstar midfielder.

As per Fabrizio Romano, United are pushing to strike a deal for the French prodigy this summer itself. Considering how highly-sought after a talent he is, the English giants know they’d face a lot of competition next year, when he’ll be available as a free agent. The 18-year-old is also open to play for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Declan Rice is understood to be United’s preferred midfield target, but due to West Ham’s refusal to part ways the England international, contracted with the Hammers until 2024, interested clubs might have to wait for at least another year for his services.

As such, pursuing Camavinga this summer makes even more sense for Solskjaer.

The Rennes academy product is young enough to be malleable, and possesses all the tools required to be transformed into a Paul Pogba or a Declan Rice – depending upon how the Norwegian tactician wants to shape his midfield.