Bayern Munich are hoping to sign 18-year-old Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais in the next few weeks.
Bayern’s recruitment team, which is led by Marco Neppe and Laurent Busser, has Camavinga at the top of a transfer list which also includes 24-year-old Florian Neuhaus from Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, while Neuhaus is rumoured to be available for a fee of up to €45 million, Camavinga could wind up being a better value.
Bayern do have a regular duo in midfield consisting of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka — the latter of which is believed to be close to signing a contract extension that would see him stay at the club until 2026.
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However, Bayern feel they never replaced Thiago Alcantara after he left for Liverpool and so Camavinga fills their need as a defensive midfielder.
Bayern believe the club’s playing style, and the league itself, would suit Camavinga, and they would guarantee him playing time, the report adds.
Camavinga would become the 10th French player to join Bayern alongside such players as Dayot Upamecano and Kingsley Coman.