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Eduardo Camavinga Position And Style Of Play As Man Utd Transfer Nears

Robert Mann

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Eduardo Camavinga Position And Style Of Play As Man Utd Transfer Nears

Manchester United are on the verge of signing French wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes this summer, but how does his form fare on the pitch, and what is his style of play?

With a £73m deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho nearing completion, the Red Devils' attentions have turned to luring Camavinga to Old Trafford, too.

The 18-year-old, who is widely considered as one of the world's top teenage talents, also attracted interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, but it is United that are said to be the frontrunners in landing his sought-after signature.

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is widely considered as one of the world's top teenage talents
Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is widely considered as one of the world's top teenage talents

That's according to transfer guru Fabrizo Ramano, anyway, who claims United are in "direct contact" with Rennes with a bid of €30 (£25m) expected to be placed on the table.

"Manchester United are progressing in direct contact to sign Eduardo Camavinga," Romano tweeted late last night.

"Rennes would be open to negotiate on potential €30m fee - as they'd lose Camavinga for free next summer.

"He's one of Man Utd long term targets - PSG have always been interested too."

It comes as no surprise that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is so insistent on adding a defensive midfielder, especially with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes keen to move into the offensive front.

Camavinga, however, isn't necessarily a defensive midfielder, but it is his versatility during games that makes him a perfect fit within United's star-studded midfield.

Eduardo Camavinga position

Marked as the next big thing in French football, Eduardo Camavinga is the latest player to make a name for himself as a defensive midfielder.

Following the emergence of defensive midfielders in N'Golo Kante, Fabinho and Casemiro, Camavinga has shown tremendous promise in the middle of the park - averaging a total 2.8 tackles and 0.7 interceptions per game.

To put that into context, that figure is superior to United's Scott McTominay, who averaged just 1.6 tackles per game last season. Talk about an upgrade.

Camavinga became the youngest player called into a France senior squad since 1932
Camavinga became the youngest player called into a France senior squad since 1932

Eduardo Camavinga style of play

Like any exceptional midfielder, the ability to pass to an exceptional standard is paramount at the highest level - Camavinga ticks the box on that level with his passing accuracy 89 per cent in Ligue 1 last season. Impressive, right?

In terms of aggression, the French starlet might need to work on his tackling after averaging 1.6 fouls in Ligue 1 and 2.8 fouls in the Champions League last season, so he could be caught out by the pace of Premier League football.

Having said that, though, Camavinga is a player that loves to dictate the game from the middle of the park and his work ethic is, undoubtedly, up there with some of the best in world football right now.

And after becoming the youngest player called into a France senior squad since 1932, Camavinga looks as though he could become Solskjaer's final missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle for United's upcoming Premier League campaign. Watch this space.

Topics: Manchester United, Eduardo Camavinga

Robert Mann
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