Stade Rennais F.C.’s Eduardo Camavinga has been one of the most sought after transfer prospects amongst top European clubs for the better part of this season, Bayern Munich included.
The 18-year-old French midfielder doesn’t exactly dazzle with his goals and assists contributions, but he is an anchor in the center of Renne’s midfield alongside veteran Steven N’Zonzi. Most recently, he’s garnered interest from Real Madrid in addition to Bayern, but per a new report from Sport Bild, he’s on what’s been referred to as Bayern’s “shadow team,” regarding a list of potential transfer prospects they’re closely monitoring.
Camavinga’s contract with Rennes runs through 2022, so it is understood that the club would want to sell him prior to then so that they can get a transfer fee for him, and a decent one at that based on their valuation. Like Bayern, Real Madrid is keeping close tabs on him and Michael Reschke, who is the currently employed by ICM Stellar Sports (the agency that represents Camavinga) recently said on Florian Plettenberg’s (Sport1) podcast that a move to Bayern doesn’t seem too realistic at this point. “I am skeptical about that. It’s rather unlikely. When Plettenberg asked why, “the time factor, the positional needs & requirements of FCB and the alternatives he has on the international market,” Reschke explained.
Reschke’s remarks slightly contradict what was reported by Goal back in February:
Eduardo wants to play for a top club. Real Madrid is one of the world’s best clubs, including Barcelona. But there are many clubs: these two in Spain as well as clubs from Germany, Italy or England that Eduardo would like to have.
Obviously, Bayern would be one of the German clubs interested and one of the most attractive destinations having won the treble last season and it could help that there’s already so many French players at Bayern, adding Dayot Upamecano to that list this summer.
He would likely cost roughly €50 million, but Camavinga is still on Hasan Salihamidzic’s “shadow team” of transfer targets. There’s also a secondary list of names on Bayern’s radar in addition to the top transfer targets, it’s just a question of whether or not Bayern would be willing to spend that amount of money on a player that certainly wouldn’t supplant either Joshua Kimmich or Leon Goretzka.
Of course, Corentin Tolisso’s future at the club is uncertain and both Marc Roca and Tiago Dantas have hardly featured, so there could be some room for Camavinga. Not to mention, it’s likely Javi Martinez will also be leaving the club this summer.