Real Madrid ‘would have already signed Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga’ had the coronavirus outbreak not scuppered their plans
- Eduardo Camavinga has attracted huge interest after shining for Rennes
- Real Madrid reportedly view him and Erling Haaland as their primary targets
- The Spanish giants consider Camavinga as the ideal player to replace Casemiro
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Real Madrid would reportedly have already snapped up the signing of Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic.
Camavinga has become one of the hottest properties in European football in recent times after shining for Rennes in the heart of midfield – helping his side finish third in the truncated Ligue 1 campaign.
And according to Spanish publication Marca, Camavinga would have already been a Madrid player if the coronavirus outbreak hadn’t decimated the football calendar.
Real Madrid have been keeping a close eye on Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga recently
Camavinga and Erling Haaland have been Madrid’s priority transfer targets since February but due to the ongoing pandemic, their transfer budget is expected to reduce dramatically.
Zinedine Zidane’s side view the 17-year-old star as the ideal replacement for the ever-reliable midfielder Casemiro.
The Spanish giants have followed Camavinga’s progress for a while now as he continues to go from strength-to-strength in Ligue 1 with Rennes.
The coronavirus outbreak has scuppered Zinedine Zidane’s plans in the transfer market
Marca have also reported that he is willing to sign for Madrid and is aware that he has to remain patient in order to secure his move to the Spanish capital.
Madrid – who were second in La Liga before the coronavirus outbreak stopped football in its tracks – are aware themselves that in order to sign Camavinga, they will have to offload players to ease their financial situation.
They currently have 37 players on their books ahead of next season, and their priority will be to sell in order to facilitate any new signings.