Stade Rennais FC prodigy Eduardo Camavinga (r.)

Camavinga to remain at Rennes

Publish on 23/06/2020 at 10h41 - D. CROSSAN


Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has confirmed teenage star Eduardo Camavinga will remain at the club, who have bid for Amiens forward Serhou Guirassy.

Camavinga, 17, has been strongly linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid following an outstanding season at the hear of the Breton club's midfield, one which culminated in Rennes finishing in the top three of Ligue 1 for the first time in their history.

Holveck, appointed in March, said of Camavinga: "We have received no offers for him. We've fixed it that he will stay with us next season because we are ambitious. He's an intelligent, thoughtful lad."

Guirassy leads targets

With Rennes potentially appearing in the Champions League for the first time, these are exciting times and Holveck added: "We have targeted three or four players whose level is superior to the Europa League. We have measured ambitions, in the image of the club."

One player Holveck is confident of landing is Guirassy, the scorer of nine league goals in 2019-2020. Holveck said: "He wants to come to Rennes, that's his priority. We're going to continue the negotiations but I don't think we approached them with a low ball offer. The last one we made was up with the market price."

No OM Niang phone call

Rennes are potentially going to have to make do without M'Baye Niang, their leading forward of the last two seasons. Holveck commented: "He has made it known he wants to leave, but not in as vehement a manner as you the press would have you believe. There's a lot of interest in him but we haven't received any offers, not even a phone call from OM."