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Man Utd won’t agree deal for Eduardo Camavinga despite bizarre report

Manchester United are expected to sign a central midfielder this summer as Erik ten Hag could oversee an exodus at the end of the season.

A bizarre report from Spain says that Eduardo Camavinga might be the player coming to Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay has started only one Premier League game for United since October while Donny van de Beek has amassed 294 minutes of playing time from a possible 3,960 this season, so the pair could be moved on in the coming months.

Dani Serrano of El Nacional says Camavinga could go in the opposite direction despite being a regular at Real Madrid.

The 20-year-old joined Los Blancos from Stade Rennais in 2021 and has since made 80 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals with three assists.

Camavinga has played 40 games this season, missing just one match, so he’s highly valued at Madrid. The French international doesn’t always command a starting place, but he isn’t left out of games if he’s fit, so why would he be sold to United?

Serrano says the Red Devils are willing to pay €90 million (£79m) to snatch him away from the Santiago Bernabeu, but such a deal makes little sense.

Madrid have no reason to sell Camavinga who has four-and-a-half years remaining on his deal, so United’s reported pursuit is surely nonsense?

The 20-year-old would be third in United’s squad for successful dribbles per game (1.1), 1st for fouls won per game (1.9) and 1st for passing accuracy (91.6%), so he’d certainly improve the team that has struggled when first-choice pair Casemiro and Christian Eriksen haven’t played together.

However, given how much Madrid invested in Camavinga and how they are building their midfield to compete for the next decade, it seems improbable that United could sign the Frenchman.

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