According to 90min.com, Man City have joined the race for Rennes wonder-kid, Eduardo Camavinga. The Blues will face some competition for his signature.
The 17-year-old midfielder has started all games so far this season for Rennes. He has since gone from strength to strength as every game passes.
He signed a contract in the summer that puts him with the Ligue 1 side until 2021. However, European and Premier League giants have started to express their interest in the teenager.
This is an advantage to Rennes as they would have leverage over an asking price if Camavinga draws in a lot of attention.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United are all said to be interested. However, Man City are ready to fight them all off.
Here are two reasons why Man City should make him a priority signing…
Man City struggles in defence
Man City have been struggling in defence and with their defensive midfielders. Eduardo may not be able to step up to the first team straight away, however, he could help.
A lot of the Man City defenders are injured which has seen Fernandinho slide into a defensive position. Some of the midfielders have had to go into a more defensive position too.
This has had an effect on the attack. Bringing this teenager in could help. He is a comfortable defensive midfielder but also produces phenomenal assists.
Eduardo is currently starting every game for Rennes. At such a young age, that is a huge responsibility.
Even though he would probably be placed in Man City’s academy to start off with, he would bring this experience to the Premier League.
However, this may be a problem to the 17-year-old as he is getting full-time football now and may not want to give that up.