Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool are reported to be locked in a race to sign 18 year old French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. The 18 year old will most likely be available to be signed in the summer as he enters the last year of his contract next season. All three clubs have pressing needs to replace their midfield and will most likely try to outbid each other. It remains to be seen what will come the end of this season.
Financial stability will first be prioritised by the club rather than a new signing
Every club in the footballing world has suffered tremendous losses due to the pandemic that is slowly starting to stabilize. As a result, except for a few money-rich clubs like Chelsea, no one has gone around and splurged cash on players. That is why Real Madrid has stopped its aggressive endeavour to sign both Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga and has taken a backseat in its approach.
However despite the loss in revenue, each of the three clubs in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga have a need to sign him. Bayern Munich have still not replaced the void left behind by the departure of Thiago Alcantara, while Liverpool will lose Gini Wijnaldum at the end of this season. Naby Keita isn’t reliable due to his injuries, while James Milner is old and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of form most of the time. Real Madrid have the need to replace their aging midfield with the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro all being old of age.
However Rennes will more than likely not sell Eduardo Camavinga for a low fee and will charge for a large amount as they know each of these clubs need him. However they cannot afford to chase away potential suitors as they also cannot afford to sell a potential cash cow next season for free after his contract runs out.