Wednesday, September 22

Manchester United was left without Camavinga for the “dream” of the French in Madrid

French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly soccer match between France and Ukraine on October 7, 2020 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP via Getty Images)

There is no competition between Man United and Real Madrid for Camavinga

There are not many clubs in world football that can surprise Manchester United when they come to call a player; Real Madrid is one of them. For Eduardo Camavinga, it was a simple decision for the French international to travel to the Spanish capital to begin a new chapter in a young career laden with immense expectations.

Manchester United linked Camavinga made the easy decision to join Real Madrid

Rennes French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga (left) acknowledges Rennes supporters after their victory in the French L1 soccer match between Stade Rennais Football Club and SC Amiens on November 10, 2019 at Roazhon Park , in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP via Getty Images)

The product of the Stade Rennais youth academy and the youngest professional in Red and black In the story, Camavinga emerged through the collective consciousness both at home and abroad during the last two seasons in Britain, where, despite his age, he was already seen as a vital piece to the Roazhon Park team.

Eighty-eight combined appearances later after three full seasons at the club, the 18-year-old midfield prodigy scored a high-profile move to Madrid and at the same time turned down the opportunity to practice his trade at the Theater of Dreams. , to the frustration of many. in the united field.

Speaking after his official inauguration, Camavinga spoke warmly in his adoration of the club and desire to “defend” the shield with everything he has;

“Hello everyone, I am very happy and proud to be here and defend this shield. If someone told me a few years ago that I would be here, I would not believe it. I don’t care about money from other clubs, I care about fulfilling my dream. I didn’t think about it when Madrid called.

The moment I knew I was going to play for Real Madrid, I felt very happy, I was thinking about my family and the problems we had, I am proud to be surrounded by family. Having to escape the war helped me, it made me stronger, but above all my family helps me a lot when I play, playing for them makes me stronger ”.

Despite considerable interest from United, the Red Devils never made an official move for the player given his well-documented interest in a move to Madrid.

The French star talks about past and present history; a great learning environment

The opportunity to play for Real Madrid doesn’t come around often, so for Eduardo Camavinga, that easy decision is probably one that any of us would make unless we had a deep-rooted connection with a different club.

But the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of past and current idols, while learning from the world-class players around him, was an opportunity he seized with both hands;

“The first thing you learned about Real Madrid as a child? Champions League, Zidane, and all the players who have gone through the history of this club. Benzema is an idol for all young French players.

CORCompetition? It motivates me. I want to learn from them. It is true that I am a young player, but I have to adapt and I am prepared for that. My best position? I like to play in front of the defense, but I can play in the attacking roles, so I have to adapt to the style that the coach wants, I will play where he wants. As I said before, I am here to learn, I have to show the coach that I am ready, I work hard to try and enjoy playing ”.

And perhaps there is no better midfield triumvirate to learn from than Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos and Casemiro. The dynamic trio have often been the lifeblood of Real Madrid in recent years, helping the club achieve considerable success in both La Liga and the Champions League.

All three players remain the first choice with Carlo Ancelotti today, which is the perfect setting for a maturing period for Camavinga that would be invaluable, to say the least.

If he continues his progression on and off the court in Madrid, Camavinga would be yet another in a very long line of young Frenchmen who would quickly rise to prominence not only in Europe, but also in the World Cup.

Note: all quotes come from MadridXtra

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