The Rennes boss says he expects Eduardo Camavinga to stay another year, which is good news for Liverpool. The Reds reportedly want the Frenchman.
“Everything is in place for him to stay another year with us, it would be good for him,” said Julien Stephan, per the Daily Star.
“He’s in the right environment and with a club who trust him, surrounded with people that know him to perfection.”
Camavinga’s future is an interesting one. He’s only 17 and very inexperienced but his performances this season have been good enough to attract Europe’s best.
He’d apparently cost around £46m, per that Sport report – a huge fee for such a young player without even a full season behind him.
What RTK has to say
We firmly believe that Camavinga staying another year with Rennes is good news for Liverpool. The teenager looks like a top prospect – but the timing is wrong for the Reds.
The Independent believes that Liverpool will be cautious with transfers this year. That’s completely understandable, too, given the unprecedented uncertainty around the world.
Spending £46m on a teenager isn’t exactly cautious and you’d want at least a second season to see evidence that he can repeat his form.
Liverpool would have that extra evidence in a year’s time, as well as more economic comfort. Then they’re far more likely to pay a lot of money for a very young player.
If this is a transfer they want to make happen, and we hope they do, then next year makes things far easier.