PSG Given Advantage Over Real Madrid in Pursuit of French Midfielder

Top clubs around Europe have either resumed their domestic season following the coronavirus shut down or are about to while Paris Saint-Germain must watch the games on television with Ligue 1 canceled. It’s not all doom and gloom for Les Parisiens though.

Thanks to an announcement from the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), French clubs can officially make transfers starting on Monday.

International deals aren’t allowed but considering the talent in Ligue 1, this is certainly an advantage for PSG as they have an opportunity to move quickly and scoop up talent ahead of other clubs outside of France.

Eduardo Camavinga is perhaps the biggest prize in Ligue 1 outside of Kylian Mbappé. The 17-year-old Frenchman has been coveted by Real Madrid for months but they’ve yet to convince Rennes to sell as the club qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League by finishing third in Ligue 1.

According to RMC Sport, PSG is keeping an eye on Camavinga but not as close as say AC Milan’s Ismaël Bennacer or Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić.

Further complicating a potential transfer is Rennes’ unwillingness to sell their prized player even if a substantial offer came in for him. Camavinga is under contract until 2022 and Rennes clearly wants him to be part of their Champions League adventure with the idea being that he would be worth more with European experience.

You also have to consider the financial impact of the coronavirus. It stands to reason that next summer, clubs other than PSG and Real Madrid could come in with a lucrative bid.

PSG does have an advantage over Real Madrid right now when it comes to Camavinga but if Rennes won’t entertain any offers, that advantage does them no good.

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