French outlet RMC Sport recently reported (via GFFN) that United have made their interest clear in Camavinga and he is now one of their priorities. It is also thought that talks between the Red Devils and the youngster’s entourage have already begun, though Rennes have an asking price of €100m (£85.9m).
Jones appeared on the latest episode of The Football Terrace’s The Done Deal Show and one topic of discussion was United’s interest in Camavinga. The journalist stated that while United have scouted the Frenchman for a while now, it is very likely that the Rennes star stays in France.
Do you think United have a chance of signing Camavinga?
Jones said: “It’s one that has come out of the blue, I mean, there’s absolutely no way that Man United are paying £85 million for Camavinga, that’s more than they’re going to pay for Jadon Sancho.
“You’re telling me that after everything that’s gone on around Jadon Sancho, they’re then, on the side, [will just] pay £100 million for a deal that has never been talked about until now. I think he’s got a year left on his contract. How’s that going to be a thing? Obviously, look, Camavinga’s one of the best teenage talents in world football, United would’ve been scouting him for a while now.
“They were upset to not get Jude Bellingham, they were pretty convinced that that was going to happen. This is all about that next-gen thing. Any club of Man United’s size is looking at all of these players all the time.
“They have to be kept in the loop on what is happening with the player, particularly when it comes to a point when he’s actually going to be leaving, as he is going to be the case it looks like this summer. I checked with a couple of people in France, they think it’s far more likely that he stays in France for now.”
TIF Thoughts on Camavinga to United…
United are said to be close to sealing the deal for Sancho, who is now expected to arrive from Borussia Dortmund for an upfront fee of £73 million. They are also interested in Raphael Varane, but they’ve had a bid rejected for the Frenchman already and a bid for Kieran Trippier has also been turned down.
It shows that a lot of their targets would only be signed if they pay more and it is expected Camavinga would cost a lot of money, too. So unless United already have a lot of money in their coffers or they sell valuable players, they may not have the funds required to sign Camavinga.