The Athletic’s Phil Hay has laughed off speculation linking Leeds United with a move for Rennes and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
On Sunday, the Yorkshire Evening Post relayed information from SkyBet which suggested the Whites were joint-favourites, alongside Liverpool, to sign the 18-year-old wonderkid.
However, ex-YEP journalist Hay has pretty much rubbished the chances of “the most exciting teenager” in the world heading to Elland Road with one emoji.
When asked for his thoughts on Camavinga heading to Leeds, The Athletic’s Hay simply replied with a laughing emoji, which pretty much says the links are a load of nonsense.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 2, 2021
Hay didn’t even have to say anything to say there’s no chance of Camavinga heading to Leeds.
While the Whites have already done business with Rennes in the last year when they signed Raphinha from the Ligue 1 club for £17million, the chances of them being able to pull off a move for Camavinga are pure fantasy.
Camavinga is one of the most promising young players in the whole world.
He made his debut for the France senior team last year at the age of 17 and managed to score his first international goal month later against Ukraine in a friendly.
Despite his tender age, Camavinga already has 71 senior appearances under his belt for Rennes and has also featured in the Champions League.
He really is someone to keep an eye on in the coming years and with him strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, he’s someone who is likely to take Europe by storm.
Leeds don’t have a hope in hell of signing him, let’s put it that way.
But even seeing our name mentioned alongside his shows how far we’ve come since Andrea Radrizzani bought the club.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has dropped a big hint about Helder Costa’s future at Elland Road.