Arsenal submitted offer for 16-year-old Ligue 1 wonderkid
Arsenal and Tottenham made offers for Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga in the summer transfer window.
The 16-year-old starlet signed his first professional contract with Rennes last winter and went on to make seven appearances towards the back-end of the Ligue 1 season.
Eduardo Camavinga became the first player born after January 1, 2002, to start a game in Europe’s top five leagues when he made his debut against AS Monaco in May, and the midfielder has been breaking more records this term.
Starting away to Paris Saint-Germain, Eduardo Camavinga produced an outstanding display and became the youngest ever player to record a Ligue 1 assist.
According to L’Equipe, Europe’s biggest clubs have been well aware of Eduardo Camavinga’s talent for some time, and Rennes have fended off multiple offers for the teenager in recent weeks.
Arsenal, Spurs, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all made offers which were rejected by the French club.
Despite failing with their initial offer, Arsenal have maintained an interest in the Angolan and had scouts at the Parc des Princes to watch over the teenager’s impressive display against PSG.
On Eduardo Camavinga’s display against the French champions, Rennes manager Julien Stephan stated: ‘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. He blossomed with us this summer.’