Leeds United transfers: Whites and Liverpool installed as contenders to sign £43m-rated Real Madrid target

Leeds United have been installed as contenders to sign a sought after young midfielder.

By James Copley
Sunday, 28th February 2021, 4:49 pm
Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga eyes the ball during the French L1 football match between Stade Rennais Football Club and FC Lorient at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on February 3, 2021.
Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga eyes the ball during the French L1 football match between Stade Rennais Football Club and FC Lorient at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on February 3, 2021.

French teenager Eduardo Camavinga is among Europe's most highly-coveted players.

Indeed, Real Madrid have been mentioned as potential suitors for the 18-year-old midfielder.

With his contract set to expire in June 2022, Camavinga’s current club Rennes could be under pressure to sell.

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And reports have suggested that Real Madrid are unlikely to be able to fork out the £43million that the Ligue 1 club would demand for the 18-year-old this summer.

But talk has suggested that the player believes that he can benefit from continuing his development at his boyhood club in France.

Rather than becoming a free agent, it has been said that Camavinga could sign a new deal, delaying his move to Real Madrid.

Rennes sporting director Florian Maurice recently spoke out about Camavinga’s contract situation.

He said: "We will see what happens at the end of the season.

"We are continuing discussions with his agents to find a solution, before discussing the possibility of seeing him leave on a free in 2022.

"I think he is very respectful of the club that formed him. So, I don’t think the situation will come to that."

Interestingly, however, the bookies are offering odds on Leeds United signing the youngster before August 31.

The Whites are priced as outside shots at 16/1, whilst Real Madrid are firm favourites at 4/1.

Manchester United (5/1), PSG (6/1), Liverpool (12/1), Chelsea (9/1) and Barcelona (7/1) are also in the running to bag Camavinga’s signature this summer according to SkyBet.

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