ARSENAL are reportedly battling Tottenham to the signing of Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga with both clubs making an offer the midfielder this summer.
The 16-year-old produced a dazzling display against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday to help his side to a shock 2-1 win against the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
Camavinga – who became the first player born after January 1, 2002, to start a match in any of Europe’s top five leagues last season – has also caught the attention of Manchester City and United.
The Angola ace – whose rise to the Rennes first team has been compared to Kylian Mbappe – created history on the weekend after becoming the youngest player to record an assist in the French top-flight.
They also state that La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid had approaches turned dowm, as well as German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
The deals would have seen the defensive midfielder return to Rennes on a two-year loan deal.
And despite Arsenal being rebuffed in their bid to sign Camavinga, it has been claimed that they sent scouts to watch the player in action against Les Parisiens on the weekend.
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Speaking of Camavinga’s performance against PSG, Rennes boss Julien Stephan said: “He played a very interesting match, indeed, like the whole team.
“We are talking to him. He is someone who is also very intellectually gifted, who knows how to question himself, who knows how to ask the right questions.
“Many of the professional have taken him under their wing, because he is very respectful in the dressing room and very attentive to their advice. He blossomed with us this summer.”
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