Paris Saint-Germain has only lost three Ligue 1 matches this season but one of them stands out more than the rest because of one player in particular.
On August 18, PSG traveled to Roazhon Park and proceeded to lose 2-1 thanks in large part because of the performance of 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
On that day, Camavinga dominated the middle of the park and PSG’s midfield trio of Marco Verratti, Marquinhos, and Julian Draxler had no answer for his attacking runs, quick passes, and ball-winning ability.
It was one of the few times in Ligue 1 play where PSG couldn’t impose their will at any point during a match. That performance alone earned Camavinga high praise and interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Liverpool FC. Now, Paris Saint-Germain wants to enter the race.
According to L’Equipe, via CalcioMercato.com, PSG is “serious about routing the competition for Camavinga.”
It’s possible that Camavinga may want to stay in France, much like Kylian Mbappé who had the opportunity to leave AS Monaco for Real Madrid but chose to stay in his home country. That would give PSG an advantage over the others.
Also, Camavinga would add some much-needed height to PSG’s midfield ranks as he stands six-feet-tall.
The talented youngster, who was named the best Ligue 1 player of the first half of the season, won’t come cheap though. According to Rennes president Olivier Letang, his price is set at €100 million, per Diario AS.
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