Man Utd in ‘no rush’ to seal signing as they hold ‘tentative’ talks

Joe Williams
Eduardo Camavinga France Man Utd
Eduardo Camavinga France

Man Utd are not in a hurry to make an offer for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

Camavinga scored one goal and created two assists as Rennes finished sixth in Ligue 1 last campaign.

A cut-price figure of around £25.7million has been mooted thanks to Camavinga’s contract situation at the French club and the suggestion that Rennes are determined to receive a fee for the midfielder.

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The 18-year-old has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, who were reportedly ready to enter the race for the youngster earlier this month.

The reliable Fabrizio Romano claimed on Friday that the Red Devils are ‘serious’ about Camavinga and that an official bid could arrive in ‘the coming days’.

However, a source has told The Athletic that Man Utd are only in ‘tentative’ talks over a possible deal for Camavinga – who only has a year to run on his contract – and there is ‘no rush’ as far as they are concerned.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand discussed Camavinga on his ‘Vibe with Five’ YouTube channel: “I’ve not seen enough of him if I’m honest. I’ve seen a bit of him, his debut against PSG where he got man of the match, unreal.

“Talent? Obviously. Is he going to come in and effect the team right now and become a star, or is he going to come in and be a bit like an Amad, who comes in for £40m but is nowhere near the starting 11?

“Is that what we [United] need? Or do we need someone like Declan Rice who is flying at the moment? In an England shirt, he’s taken it to other levels now. We all knew he was a good player at West Ham but what Declan Rice is doing in the England team right now, for his age, is a madness.

“Then it comes down to have Man United got the funds to go and get him from West Ham? What are they going to ask for West Ham?

“For me, I’ve got to be honest, football ability Camavinga, Rice are fantastic players. You can see the potential a mile off. But Rice brings you character.

“He brings you a character that’s probably not in the game as much now as it was in my generation. Someone who is a sponge to information and wants to get better. Wants to get into an environment of winning constantly. He’s envious of his mates who are winning things. He reminds me a bit of myself, when I was his age.”