Manchester United have been without their talismanic midfielder Paul Pogba for the best part of two months, with the Red Devils putting in some hit-and-miss performances without their star man.
Well, it seems as though the hunt for his eventual replacement has already begun. The story comes from The Sun on Sunday, who state that United are preparing to battle it out with FC Barcelona to land French wonderkid, Eduardo Camavinga.
Apparently, the 17-year-old is viewed by United as the long-term successor to Paul Pogba in the heart of midfield, with Camavinga currently having a £25.6million release clause within his contract.
Camavinga currently plies his trade for Rennes in Ligue 1, playing seventeen times across all competitions this term – despite only turning seventeen himself just a fortnight ago.
When you look at his performances, it’s no surprise to see why high-level clubs like United and FC Barcelona are looking at potentially moving for the Angolan-born-Frenchman – particularly when his price tag is so low.
Even if Pogba doesn’t leave in the not too distant future, this is a deal United should pursue anyway. The Red Devils need numbers in midfield and they’re crying out for a new creative spark. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to build a young team that can compete in the long-term. Why not bring in one of the best up-and-coming midfield talents within the sport?