Real Madrid ‘to press on with £44m swoop for Eduardo Camavinga despite new contract for Luka Modric

Real Madrid ‘to press on with £44m summer swoop for Eduardo Camavinga despite awarding Luka Modric a new contract – as Spanish giants hope that Rennes teenager can learn under veteran star’

Real Madrid are keen on signing Eduardo Camavinga despite Luka Modric signing a new contract at the Bernabeu.

The Spanish giants view the Rennes midfielder as the future of their midfield, with his physicality and positional flexibility key attributes.

Last week veteran midfielder Modric, 35, extended his deal until June 2022.

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly still a £44million target for Real Madrid

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly still a £44million target for Real Madrid

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly still a £44million target for Real Madrid

But as reported by AS, the club see Modric’s extended terms as an excellent opportunity for Camavinga to learn from the Croatian.

The 18-year-old would join fellow youngsters Federico Valverde and Martin Odegaard, both 22, as potential successors to the supremely successful midfield pair of Modric and Toni Kroos, 30.

Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro, 28, has been earmarked as a link between the present and the future, while Isco is not part of the club’s long-term vision.

The side extended veteran Luka Modric's contract but believe Camavinga can learn from him

The side extended veteran Luka Modric's contract but believe Camavinga can learn from him

Martin Odegaard (No 21), then on loan at Real Sociedad, and Federico Valverde are seen as the future of Real Madrid's midfield

Martin Odegaard (No 21), then on loan at Real Sociedad, and Federico Valverde are seen as the future of Real Madrid's midfield

The side extended veteran Luka Modric’s contract but believe Camavinga can learn from him

Real Madrid’s hope was to bring French internationals Camavinga and PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe to the Spanish capital this summer.

The financial impact of the pandemic could hamper their plans, but LaLiga champions see both players as excellent prospects for the present and future.

Camavinga, who has played 54 times for Rennes, joined Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett in an attempt to grease the wheels of a move to Zinedine Zidane’s side.

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