Manchester United are expected to meet representatives of Camavinga this week, with a view to completing a transfer this summer.
Eduardo Camavinga, currently playing for Stade Rennais in Ligue 1, has achieved a lot for someone who doesn’t turn 19 until November. Already capped three times at senior level for France, Camavinga has been earmarked by Man United as a priority signing ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Should they snap him up, what kind of player would United be getting? Find out everything you need to know below.
How old is Man United transfer target Eduardo Camavinga?
Born on November 10th 2002, Camavinga is now 18 years old. He was born in a refugee camp in Angola to Congolese parents before the family moved to France when he was two years old.
How has Eduardo Camavinga’s career gone so far?
At 16 years and four months, Camavinga became the youngest player ever to appear for Rennes when he made his professional debut against Angiers in April 2019. He has since gone on to play 82 times for the first team, helping the club to third place and sixth place finishes in Ligue 1.
On the international front, he became the youngest player to play for France since 1914 when he made his debut against Croatia in September 2020.
Edouardo Camavinga p90 in Ligue 1 2020/2021:
60.7 successful passes [89%]
7.8 ball recoveries
6.6 progressive carries
5.8 passes into the final third
4.9 tackles + interceptions
3.7 progressive passes
One of the best young midfielders on the planet. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/eTOMcLrUug
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 28, 2021
What type of player would Man United be getting if they sign Eduardo Camavinga?
Seen as a defensive midfielder, Camavinga could offer United an alternative to the Scott McTominay and Fred double act that is usually picked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for big matches.
His passing and tackling stats during 2020/21 were superior to both United players as he clocked up a passing accuracy rate of 89% and a 77% tackling success rate per 90 minutes.
A bit goal-shy.
The Stretford End should not expect to see Eduardo Camavinga bulge the net too often though – the youngster has only scored two goals in his professional career so far. However, there’s still plenty of time for him to perfect his net-finding skills.
How likely is it that the transfer will be completed?
As always with Man United, we can probably expect a drawn-out saga over the summer. Some reports have suggested that PSG is Camavinga’s preferred destination but if Solskjaer and the Old Trafford bigwigs make positive impressions this week, Camavinga could well be lining out in red come August.