French outlet Le10 Sport revealed earlier this month that Arsenal are doing everything possible to win the race for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.
The teenager has been making all the right noises for the best part of two years now. He burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old and his performances have attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in the world.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for the midfielder from the start. That is no surprise whatsoever, but rumours about Arsenal trying to beat the two European heavyweights to sign the teenager shocked a few fans.
It looks like the Gunners’ interest won’t matter at all now. RMC Sport claim today that Camavinga has decided where he wants to move this summer – it’s not up north to Arsenal, it’s about 200 miles east to PSG.
The report claims that the teenager, compared to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, is a priority for Les Parisiens’ President Nasser Al Khelaifi, who has told his counterpart at Rennes about his interest in signing the talented young midfielder.
Rennes, however, are not set to budge easily. It is claimed that they will demand a mammoth fee of £86.5 million to part ways with Camavinga, even though their wonderkid will enter the final year of his contract this summer.
Arsenal never stood a chance
Signing a player like Camavinga would’ve been sensational for Arsenal, but we were never really going to beat the likes of PSG and Real Madrid, were we?
Arsenal will not be in Europe either next season which hurts our chances of beating top clubs to players’ signatures even more.
The Gunners will now have to look elsewhere for a top-quality central midfielder. We never really stood a chance in the race to sign Camavinga, but the fact that he will probably end up playing under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino makes things a bit more frustrating than it should be.