Report: Liverpool set to miss out on 17-year-old wonderkid - potentially a blessing in disguise
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Report: Liverpool target Eduardo Camavinga has made transfer decision on future

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.

Rennes’ French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga (L) acknowledges Rennes’ supporters after their victory in the French L1 Football match between Stade Rennais Football Club and SC Amiens, on November 10, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 03: Ander Herrera (L) of Paris Saint-Germain competes the ball with Eduardo Camavinga (R) of Stade Rennais FC during to the 2019 Trophee des Champions between Paris saint-Germain and Stade Rennais FC at Shenzhen Uniersiade Sports Center on August 3, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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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.

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