With Jadon Sancho having officially signed for the club, Manchester United have shifted their focus on the captures of Frenchmen Eduardo Camavinga and Raphael Varane. A deep-lying midfielder and centre back are both on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of needs, and these players could fill immediate needs at those positions.
Coming to Camavinga first, transfer insider Fabrizio Romana revealed that Rennes are open to negotiations with United for a fee of €30m for the 18-year-old midfielder as they could lose him on a free in the next summer window.
Paris Saint Germain are also interested in the youngster and some reports have stated that Camavinga would prefer staying in France. Paris Saint Germain have been one of the busier sides in the window with the acquisition of Gini Wjnaldum complete and the likes of Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Donnarumma looking close to completion.
That might be their business for the summer and their depth in midfield would be an obstacle for young Camavinga. It looks like the other big hitters have got different priorities and United look firm favorites for his signature.
Manchester United are progressing in direct contacts to sign Eduardo Camavinga. #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2021
Rennes would be open to negotiate on potential €30m fee - as they’d lose Camavinga for free next summer.
He’s one of Man Utd long term targets - PSG have always been interested too.
Romano also mentioned that the Camavinga deal will play no part in Paul Pogba’s future.
Reports on Raphaël Varane seem a little contradictory. Romana has stated on many an occasion that personal terms are not an issue. Real Madrid are demanding more than the reported £45 by Spanish news outlet ABC Deportes. There are reports from the MEN and L’Equipe suggesting that Varane will only make a decision once his holidays are over.
Raphaël Varane is keen to move to Manchester United but a final decision will be made once his holidays are over in a few weeks. Real Madrid have accepted that he is most likely to leave and the club have given United permission to discuss personal terms with him. #MUFC [MEN]— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) July 4, 2021
Unlike the Sancho deal that seemed to be in the works for a few years, there’s a feeling that United are seeing an opportunity that they wouldn’t have thought possible in other seasons. With some of the other big hitters in Europe facing financial complications, United could come out as the big winners of the 2021/22 summer transfer window.