Speculation over Eduardo Camavinga’s potential departure from Rennes has intensified in recent weeks, amid a battle between major player agencies to represent the France midfielder, who has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in world football.
Camavinga father considering sacking son’s agent, says Rennes sporting director
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It is a situation that was sparked by Rennes sporting director Florian Maurice a fortnight ago, when he told an informal meeting with local journalists that Camavinga’s father was considering firing the 18-year-old’s current agent, Moussa Sissoko, whose clients also include Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé.
In Camavinga Sr’s view, Sissoko could have got a better deal for his son when he renewed his Rennes contract in 2019, even though the three-year agreement penned by the teenager included a signing-on bonus of two million euros and a before-tax basic salary of four million euros per season.
Camavinga’s father, who is also mulling over handling his son’s affairs himself, now has a host of top representatives lining up to offer their services to him, with the management companies run by super-agents Jonathan Barnett, Jorge Mendes, Pini Zahavi and Mino Raiola all in the shake-up.
To convince Camavinga to sign with them, a number of his suitors are working to take an enticing offer from another club to the midfielder, leading to heightened talk of a move to a European powerhouse. Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are all among those interested.