Solskjaer pulls plug on Man Utd move for €60m midfield starlet

Date published: Thursday 23rd April 2020 2:47 - Rob McCarthy

Manchester United have reportedly decided against a move for highly-rated Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this summer.

A report in Marca claims that Real Madrid now have a free run at the talented 17-year-old, with Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund also ending their interest in the player.

The reports states that the economic impact of the halt in football means Rennes are now keen to cash in on Camavinga and would sell for a fee in the region of €60m.

The youngster has caught the eye of many of Europe’s top clubs this summer having started 24 of Rennes’ 25 league matches, despite his tender age.

Camavinga became the youngest ever professional for the club when he made his senior debut on 14 December 2018 at the age of 16 and one month.

He has been a part of Rennes’ system since the age of 11 and is regarded to be one of the brightest prospects in French football.

But despite his brilliant form this season, it would appear that Red Devils Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has switched his targets elsewhere, with Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham still near the top of his wishlist.

United remain in a battle with Borussia Dortmund for the Blues starlet, but remain confident they can get a deal over the line after Bellingham was recently given a tour of the club’s facilities.

The 16-year-old is one of the top prospects in English football, but is exploring all avenues as he ponders his next move, with Dortmund still a serious consideration.



Meanwhile, Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has reportedly had his transfer value slashed by Borussia Dortmund ahead of the summer window.

The England international winger has had another brilliant campaign in Germany, emerging as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top attacking target as a result.

But, while the cost of any potential deal has been reduced, the Red Devils will still have to spend big to get their man, according to Dortmund based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, via the Daily Express. Read more…




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