Will Arsenal complete deal for £50 million midfielder after agent makes big claim
Long-term Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga will be “the best midfielder in the world” according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, but will the Gunners make a move?
Camavinga is a player that has been linked with all the biggest clubs over the past few seasons after developing very nicely at Rennes, where he has enjoyed another superb season with Julien Stephan’s side but is widely expected to be the subject of a move this summer.
The likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and even Tottenham have all been named as clubs that could swoop in and try to get a transfer deal done, although he would cost close to £50 million to acquire.
But amid all the speculation, his agent Jonathan Barnett has opened up and claimed that Camavinga has the potential to go on and become the best midfielder in world football: “At the moment, he’s a Rennes player,” Barnett exclusively told Goal. “He likes Rennes and, at the moment, we haven´t really taken to other clubs. It isn’t our position.
“Let’s see what happens later on, but he’s doing well in Rennes and that’s fine. Being the best midfielder in the world, that’s how I see his future, [with] a lot of medals and a lot of trophies.”
“Eduardo will have a choice of a lot of clubs if Rennes decides to release him. They will be one of the four of five clubs in the world he might go to.
“Eduardo would love to play for a top club. Madrid are one of those top clubs in the world, so are Barcelona.”
Asked if Camavinga would cost more than €50m, he added: “I would think so.”
Arsenal are one club that have a history of trying to sign young players and will be looking to try and get a deal done, but can they really compete with the big clubs for the lads signature?