Ligue 1 Transfer Target: Stade Rennais Midfielder Eduardo Camavinga

For French clubs, the transfer window will open on Monday thanks to a recent announcement from the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).

This means that Paris Saint-Germain will be able to negotiate with other Ligue 1 teams for players of interest. International deals are still on hold as a date is being decided.

The decision could work to PSG’s benefit. While Ligue 1 has been shut down, every other top league in Europe has either resumed the 2019-20 season or is about to. Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, should move quickly to sign players in Ligue 1 that can improve the capital club ahead of other teams who are unable to make any official transfers at the moment.

Ligue 1 is known as the league of talents but only a select few are good enough to make it at a club as big as PSG. If Leonardo is going to make a move, here is who I think he should target:

Eduardo Camavinga

Paris Saint-Germain got an up-close look at just how good Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is as his side defeated the eventual Ligue 1 champions at Roazhon Park earlier this season.

The 17-year-old’s performance that night is what catapulted the Frenchman as a household name. Soon after, the transfer rumors started with Real Madrid touted as his most likely destination should he leave Rennes.

Camavinga is the tall midfielder that Leonardo wants to sign but at a reported transfer fee of €50 million, PSG may be priced out.

The only way I could see this deal happening is if PSG pays Rennes in installments and immediately loans Camavinga back to them for the 2020-21 season. PSG has to hope that like Kylian Mbappé when he was at AS Monaco, Camavinga feels an attachment to France and isn’t in a rush to leave Ligue 1 for the bright lights of Real Madrid.

Transfer Rating Meter (10=done deal; 1=no chance): 4

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