Report: Arsenal target compared to Vieira could be sold; yet to sign contract extension
Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga might be available this summer if the midfielder doesn’t sign a contract extension with Stade Rennais by June 28th.
According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 side will sell the teenage midfielder in the transfer window if Camavinga refuses to sign a contract extension with the club by the end of the month.
Le 10 Sport claimed in May that Arsenal were one of the sides interested in the France international.
A man in demand
Camavinga is one of the most sought-after players in Europe this summer. RMC Sport report that PSG are very keen on the midfielder. Whilst the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also eager on the 18-year-old superstar.
Arsenal are likely to sign a central midfielder this summer. As reported by Football London, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi are close to leaving the club this month. Lucas Torreira is also likely to depart north London as well.
Moreover, Camavinga is believed to be an Arsenal fan. A picture from AFC Stuff on Twitter suggests the teenager is a supporter of the club, something that could give the Gunners the edge in a potential deal.
Camavinga could be too expensive for Arsenal
Whilst the teenager might be a supporter of Arsenal, the north London side will find it difficult to sign Camavinga.
With Ligue 1’s official website comparing the midfielder to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, a lack of European football will make it hard for the Gunners to lure Camavinga. Rennes competed in last season’s UEFA Champions League.
A lack of competing in Europe, period, for Arsenal is already looking like a blow to their summer plans, and even with Camavinga potentially going on the market this month, the north London side will find it difficult to recruit the French international.
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