Real Madrid ‘considering move for 17-year-old Rennes prodigy Eduardo Camavinga’ as Zinedine Zidane looks for cover for Casemiro
- Eduardo Camavinga has made 36 appearances already for the Rennes first-team
- The 17-year-old is reportedly being eyed up by LaLiga side Real Madrid
- Zinedine Zidane is hunting for cover for defensive midfielder Casemiro
Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga to solve a lack of depth in midfield.
The 17-year-old has already made 36 appearances for the Rennes first-team, impressing in a holding role for the Ligue 1 side.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is looking for cover for Casemiro in the centre of the park and could revert to a younger option in Camavinga, according to Spanish outlet MARCA.
Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid
The 17-year-old could be brought in as cover to Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA IN 2019-20
- Appearances: 36
- Goals: 1
- Assists: 2
- Yellows/Reds: 6/1
Statistics in all competitions according to Transfermarkt
The report details that the 13-time European champions are looking for alternatives in midfield due to an over-reliance on Brazilian Casemiro.
Uruguayan 21-year-old Fede Valverde has played well this season in his breakthrough year, though is more comfortable further up the pitch.
Similarly, Toni Kroos is more suited to a playmaker role as opposed to a defensive midfield position, meaning Zidane could plunge for Camavinga.
Real Madrid are currently second in the LaLiga table with 11 games to go, two points behind fierce rivals Barcelo.a
Real Madrid is looking for cover in midfield in order to rest Casemiro for some matches
The first-team squad are currently in self-isolation after a basketball player at the club tested positive for coronavirus last week.
Trey Thompkins contracted COVID-19 and as a result, Real Madrid’s Champions League last-16 second-leg against Manchester City was suspended, as well as two matchdays in LaLiga.
Spain is currently in lockdown due to the scale of the coronavirus crisis in the country, with 9,942 cases and 342 deaths.