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“Camavinga has the skills to play for Real Madrid,” says his coach

The French manager talked to AS and praised the young midfielder.

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Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is on Real Madrid’s radar, according to reports from the Spanish media. Los Blancos seem ready to sign the young and talented wonder kid and his current coach Julien Stephan praised Camavinga and talked about his future in an interview with AS.

“He definitely has the skills to play for Real Madrid,” said Stephan when asked about it.

“If he keeps developing this way he has the potential and the skills to be a key player on a top club some day,” said Stephan, who believes that it would be wise for Camavinga to stay another year in Rennes.

“I always tell him that he should stay for one more season because he grew up here and after a good season you need another one to confirm your level and it would be easier for him to do that here. I think he still needs one or two more steps to take before he can play for an elite club. There’s a difference between playing a very good season for your club or playing 60 games a season in a powerhouse once every three days. He makes the difference already, but he needs one or two more steps before he can be that crucial player on a top club,” says Stephane.

Camavinga is still 17 years old and he made his debut for Rennes under Stephane, who didn’t want to be worried about his age.

“I didn’t care whether he was 16 or 20 years old. Talent doesn’t care about age and when you’re ready to have to play and that’s it. We tried to get him involved with the team and we saw enough to avoid thinking that we were rushing him. We knew it was going to go well and by the end of last season he made his debut and now he’s literally on fire,” concluded Stephan.

Camavinga fits Real Madrid’s transfer policy and it looks like he could be the perfect backup for Casemiro until he reaches his true potential. All in all, Los Blancos should probably do their very best to sign the French wonder kid before another big club decides to go after him.