Real Madrid will target Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga instead of Man Utd’s Paul Pogba in 2021, according to reports.
Pogba has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants for some time now, with rumours intensifying after he said it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Real.
The Frenchman now risks falling out with his teammates and the club hierarchy after his comments.
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However, it looks like Real will prioritise their future by signing Camavinga instead of Pogba in 2021.
According to Spanish source Ok Diario (via Goal), Real have made Camavinga their number one midfield target in the next summer transfer window.
Camavinga is one of the hottest properties in French football right now after breaking into the Rennes team. He’s made 38 league appearances for the club, despite being aged just 17.
On Wednesday, he became the second youngest player to score for the French national team as his side beat Ukraine 7-1 in a friendly.
Real will need to spend big if they are to get their man in preparation for next season. Camavinga has been linked with a host of top European clubs, including Man Utd, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.
The news leaves Pogba in a precarious position at Old Trafford. He said on Thursday: “All football players would love to play for Real Madrid.
“It is a dream for me, why not one day? I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I’m having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves.
“I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.”
His comments have angered some United fans as he is clearly open to leaving at some point in the future. It’s understandable for almost all footballers to dream of playing for Real, but it’s probably not the best time to admit this at the start of a new campaign.
Especially after being thrashed 6-1 by Spurs in your most recent club appearance.
Pogba and United will be aiming to bounce back with a big victory in their next Prem game. They face Newcastle away from home on Saturday 17th October.
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