Eduardo Camavinga reveals why he snubbed Man Utd at Real Madrid unveiling

Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Camavinga said he could have never reject the chance to sign for Real Madrid despite the interest from Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid won the race for the youngster during the final week of the summer window, signing the 18-year-old midfielder from Rennes in a £30m deal.

The Frenchman was linked with moves to Chelsea and Arsenal but the Red devils made an approach earlier in the summer with hopes of convincing him to choose a transfer to Old Trafford.

Real officially unveiled the player on Wednesday with Camavinga speaking out on his decision to join the La Liga giants for the first time.

‘Honestly, the first factor is not money, it is the pleasure of fulfilling a dream I had since I was little,’’ Camavinga told a press conference.

‘When I found out that I could sign for Madrid, I didn’t think about it.’

He continued: ‘The first factor for me was the pleasure of fulfilling the dream of playing for Real Madrid, playing with footballers who are going to teach me a lot.’

United made signing a centre-back and a winger a priority this summer, bringing in Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho before sealing a move for Cristiano Ronaldo in the last days of the window.

Recent reports suggest United have identified Declan Rice as a long-term solution in midfield and will make him their main transfer target next summer transfer window.


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