Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga has made a decision on his future amid interest from Liverpool with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund also listed as potential suitors.
Camavinga, 17, has been a revelation in Ligue 1 this season having come through the academy ranks at Rennes. The wonderkid has already clocked up 43 appearances in all competitions so far and is on the transfer wish list of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
L’Equipe have claimed that Rennes want as much as £90million for the one-time France Under-21 international.
Liverpool’s reported interest, however, looks to have taken a hit after the report stated that Camavinga prefers the prospect of a move to Real Madrid as opposed to Anfield.
He is currently contracted at Rennes until the summer of 2022.
What RTK has to say
This isn’t doom or gloom for Liverpool considering a number of glaring problems with a potential move for Camavinga.
Undoubtedly a talented prospect and a star for the future, however, there is no justification for a £90 million asking price considering the youngster is still very much in the development phase of his career.
It remains to be seen if the teenage sensation is worth such an enormous figure and it would certainly take a few years to see such a price tag vindicated.
Also, Liverpool have showcased a desire to avoid blockbuster signings for gargantuan prices. The Reds are still yet to break their club-record signing since acquiring Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2018 and they wouldn’t be willing to shatter that record for an unproven proposition.
The Reds’ transfer policies are predominately dictated by the plausibility and cost of a signing. Camavinga fails to tick either box and Liverpool would be wise to avoid if such a fee is required just to enter a bidding war with Europe’s elite.