Real Madrid’s pursuit of Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga has hit a snag as French club’s president insisted they’ll keep their crew intact after qualifying for the Champions League. France’s Ligue 1 was cancelled earlier this month with Rennes formally being granted 3rd position, which means they’ll move into the qualifying position of subsequent season’s Champions League.
Los Blancos have been eyeing the 17-year-old starlet as to be a back-up option/potential future replacement for Casemiro. However, Holveck said Camavinga, who is contracted until 2022, would be staying at Rennes for at least another season.
“For Eduardo Camavinga, the project is to continue to progress at Stade Rennais,” he told RTL (h/t AS).
“The next season should be that of the consecration in Rennes for him. Very sincerely, yes, the project next season will be with Eduardo.”
Camavinga made 36 appearances in all competitions for Rennes this season, scoring once, and was flattered about reported interest from Real Madrid when asked about it in May.
He told Ouest-France: “Honestly, I don’t focus too much on that. Certainly, it’s nice that big clubs like the ones mentioned are interested in me, but conversely, I’m not too interested in that. Especially since I am doing well at Rennes. We’ll see what happens next, I’ll let my parents and my agents manage this.”
Recent reports in Spain have suggested Camavinga is only interested in leaving Rennes for Real Madrid with the French midfielder eager to link up with Zinedine Zidane.