Real Madrid’s plan for Camavinga, the new Casemiro

14 Feb 2020

There was just one match this season where Real Madrid were able to win without Casemiro, doing so in the Copa del Rey against Real Zaragoza.

When they were without the Brazilian against Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey they lost and when they were without him against Athletic Club and Valencia in the league they drew.

Zinedine Zidane is aware of the importance of his most-relied-upon player and the club’s directors are too, which is why they’ve tasked Juni Calafat – the man who played a huge role in the acquisitions of Fede ValverdeViniciusMartin OdegaardRodrygoFerland Mendy and Eder Militao – with finding a backup.

The player identified is Eduardo Camavinga, the 17-year-old midfielder at Rennes who has been wowing French football.

It won’t be easy to complete this signing as so many of Europe’s top clubs are keen to sign this young talent, who was recently named the best player of the first half of the Ligue 1 season.

He has a contract with his current club until 2022, so Real Madrid are waiting for the right moment to start negotiating a transfer that could be completed for a fee of 50 to 60 million euros – not the 100m euros they’re talking about in France.

It’ll be Camavinga‘s decision as to where he goes next, but Zidane will be hoping that he picks the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid have Casemiro, who is arguably the best defensive midfielder in world football right now at his 28 years of age.

Yet Real Madrid need to prepare for the future and for the matches that Casemiro isn’t available for, the matches they’ve struggled to win this season.

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