Real Madrid seal Camavinga switch from Rennes for reported €31M

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Real Madrid have completed a blockbuster transfer for Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes.

The 18-year-old French international put pen to paper on a six-year deal, the club announced.

Los Blancos landed the prized midfielder for an initial fee of €31 million plus a potential €9 million in add-ons, The Guardian's Fabrizio Romano reports.

Real beat out Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain for Camavinga's services after the Rennes academy product entered the final year of his deal with the French club.

Camavinga is viewed as a long-term replacement for stalwart Luka Modric and has established himself as a reliable defensive midfielder capable of making incisive forward runs.

Despite his age, Camavinga boasts a wealth of experience, having made 71 league appearances for Rennes to pair with 10 outings across the three different UEFA club competitions.

He became France's youngest international since 1914 when he made his senior Les Bleus debut against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League in September 2020. He also became France's youngest goalscorer since 1914 with an overhead kick against Ukraine in October 2020.

Camavinga is Real's second summer signing after David Alaba made the move to the Spanish capital on a free transfer from Bayern Munich earlier in the window.

Real Madrid seal Camavinga switch from Rennes for reported €31M
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