Real Madrid’s interest in Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is quite obvious. Los Blancos have made Camavinga one of their main targets to upgrade their squad, although it now looks like they will have to wait another year to sign the talented midfielder because of the Coronavirus pandemic, which forced Real Madrid to reconsider their plans and stay put in the market trying to save money.
Camavinga has drawn interest from other big clubs like Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus but has decided that he wants to play for Madrid, according to a report from AS. The Spanish newspaper are quoting sources “within Camavinga’s inner circle” saying that he “loves Zidane and Real Madrid.”
It seems that the midfielder will now stay in his club for another season. He will play in the Champions League after Stade Rennais secured their presence in the European competition and then Madrid could try to complete his signing a year from now.
Camavinga’s current contract with Stade Rennais expires in 2022 and that would force the club to sell the midfielder in the summer of 2021 if they don’t want to lose him for free, although Madrid could be facing some serious competition for Camavinga if he keeps performing at a high level.
In the end, it would make sense for Madrid to complete his signing now and let him play for Stade Rennais on a loan deal for the 2020-2021 season, similarly to what Los Blancos did with Vinicius and Rodrygo, who spent some time with their clubs in Brazil even though their signings had already been announced and confirmed.