To no one’s surprise the incredible young talents such as Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho have dominated the rumour mill once again. But there are other fantastic looking prospects who may not yet be on the radar of fans but have certainly caught the attention of top clubs around the world.
One such prospect is Rennes midfield man Eduardo Camavinga. At just 18 years-old, the Angola born midfielder who opted to play for France has already made three appearances for Les Bleus, scoring once.
Camavinga has been coveted by several top teams for some time and has recently announced that he plans to leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season.
According to The Athletic, the 18 year-old Camavinga has decided not to extend his current contract with the French side leading to a possible exit this summer or when his contract expires in 2022. It is estimated the young starlet could cost up to 50 million euros.
This has signaled the alarm for clubs such as Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United who are among the interested parties, to pursue a deal for the young France international.
This news is fueled by the backing of his agent Jonathan Barnett who believes the Rennes asset is ready to play in the Premier League. In a recent interview with Goal, Barnett was full of confidence regarding the future of his client stating "Eduardo will be the best midfielder in the world".
The French international has scored just two goals in 77 appearances for Rennes but it is his technical midfield ability rather than his goal scoring record that has turned heads. Camavinga is already showing impressive diversity in midfield in both attacking and defending.
The six-foot tall Eduardo Camavinga is also the youngest player to score for France in over 100 years and already has four appearances in the Champions League under his belt.
The midfielder may not be lighting up the world like Haaland or Mbappe but his ability and experience at such a young age shows he has the potential to be something special going forward.