Eduardo Camavinga is on Manchester United’s radar again this summer.

The Athletic claim United could get him before the end of the window, but there’s competition from Paris Saint-Germain.

He might decide to see out the final year of his Rennes contract and leave for free in 2022.

But they also claim that United’s interest goes back way beyond just this summer.

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They report that United first wanted Camavinga back in the summer of 2019.

That was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer in charge of United.

In the end, United decided to sign Hannibal Mejbri, another young midfielder from whom big things are expected.

Hannibal has huge ability, so you couldn’t say United did the wrong thing but the Tunisian international only made his senior debut in May.

 

Whereas Camavinga, having made his first appearance in April 2019 aged just 16, has played regular Ligue 1 football for the past two seasons. Hannibal was likely cheaper at the time.

Playing for Rennes has done Camavinga good in the short term and he has developed to the point where he’d expect to come in and help for United first team here and now if he arrived.

Every player’s development is different but Mejbri remains one of potential while Camavinga has far more first team experience already.

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Will United sign Camavinga this summer?

The report claims that Paul Pogba might have an impact on United’s pursuit of Camavinga.

PSG are apparently keen on him too, so perhaps if he made the move to the French capital, United would have a freer run at Camavinga.

Of course, they’d also have the money to spend on the midfielder too.

That’s one way that the situation regarding two midfielders who are entering the final year of their contracts could play out but it’s far from the only one.

If United do get their man – and they might have to wait another year – it’ll have been a long time coming and the due diligence the club have clearly done on the midfielder would only increase his chances of being a success at Old Trafford.

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