Manchester United are pursuing Eduardo Camavinga and hoping to sign the French wonderkid for a bargain price.

The Guardian report United could sign Camavinga for just £25.7 million.

That’s a real bargain which seems too good to be true. But it might just be accurate.

Camavinga has only one year left on his current contract at Rennes and they cannot afford to risk the midfielder leave on a free transfer. He missed out on the Euro 2020 squad, which would have helped inflate his price tag a little more had he been selected.

France v Denmark - 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
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Rennes record sales

Unlike Ligue 1 champions Lille who cashed in on Nicolas Pepe for £72 million and Victor Osimhen for £63 million in successive summers, Rennes’ record sales are far more modest.

Rennes highest sale came two years ago when they sold Ismaila Sarr to Watford for £40 million.

Then last summer they sold Eduardo Mendy to Chelsea for a fee of just £22 million.

 

The sale of Shabani Honda in 2000 to Monaco for £18 million remains Rennes’ third ever highest sale, behind Sarr and Mendy.

Mendy’s exit came around the same time they cashed in on Raphinha to Leeds after just one year at the club, selling the Brazilian winger for just £17 million.

These are not huge sales, and if anything, they show Rennes’ willingness to do business on the cheap.

The claims about Camavinga at £25.7 million seem too good to be true, but the reality really is that positive.

Rennes are in a weak negotiating position and have a track record of accepting low to medium fees for their star players.

Providing Camavinga wants to move to United rather than hold out for a switch to PSG, there is no excuse for failing to get this deal done.

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