Arsenal tipped to try their luck for Ligue 1 star even if they have no Champions League football

Eduardo Camavinga is a target of Arsenal and they are expected to try to sign him even if they finish this campaign without Champions League football.

The Gunners have just reached the semifinals of the Europa League and that competition is their only route to elite European football next season as they struggle with mid-table mediocrity in the Premier League.

If they win the Europa League and make the Champions League, it would be easier for them to attract top talents like Camavinga.

However, they are not guaranteed that at the moment because they will face the specialist in the competition, Unai Emery, next.

Marca says even if Arsenal doesn’t make the UCL, they will try to beat the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid to the signature of the young midfielder.

Rennes has been placed in a tight corner by the youngster after the 18-year-old refused to sign a new contract with them.

His current deal expires in 2022 and that means they have to sell him at the end of this season or allow him to leave for nothing next year.

With his contract running down, his transfer fee is likely to be payable by Arsenal, but the offer of Champions League football will be key.

Tags Eduardo Camavinga

7 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Contrary to the views expressed in the final paragraph of the article , I do not believe the prospect of Champions League football is a major influence to an 18 year old despite his reluctance to sign a new contract for Rennes.The prospect of regular game time with a major EPL Club , which Arsenal still are, together with a substantial pay rise, are more important factors for consideration.As it is, if one of the really affluent Clubs coming calling, he is unlikely to come to Arsenal.

    1. McLovin says:

      @Ageee Granddad.

      Could be a major factor if he was +21 but not at 18. He’s a major prospect.

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Grandad, the only “affluent clubs” are those owned by countries or major corporations and they are so well stocked with players, an 18 yo Camavinga wouldn’t get a start. Playing time and money will be critical.
      Arsenal needs to look after their own prospects first.

  2. guy says:

    Plus Arsenal have an affinity with French football dating back to Wenger.
    Camavinga would be an excellent buy.

  3. RSH says:

    Only way i could see this being pulled off is if he is not the #1 target for other clubs. And I do think UCL is something he wants. it is a competition he’s already played in lets remember.

  4. Ackshay says:

    He will have bigger club coming for him but seeing how players his age like saka and ESR are starting every week is a major plus for us. More chance to get a place in the starting lineup.

  5. ahmad73 says:

    That would be a major coup if we could sign this guy for a reasonable price.

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