There was never a doubt that Eduardo Camavinga was a special talent. However, the Frenchman took some time to adapt and develop at Real Madrid after joining the club in the summer of 2021.
The 20-year-old midfielder was not a regular last season, but played his part in the latter stages to help Los Blancos win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
And in the current campaign, the young starlet has grown into a much more pivotal part of the team, especially post the World Cup break when Aurelien Tchouameni’s levels have dropped slightly.
Camavinga has shone brightly operating in his preferred No. 6 role, while the youngster has also filled in at left-back when needed for the team. With his talent and quality now starting to come to the fore, Real Madrid officials are delighted with his progress, with manager Carlo Ancelotti also showing greater faith in him.
Such has been the impression that Camavinga has made of late that according to journalist Jorge C Picon, Real Madrid are ready to offer a new and improved contract to the former Rennes wonderkid.
Despite his talent and potential, the 20-year-old is one of the lowest earners at the Santiago Bernabeu. And, the club want to address that and offer him an improved contract reflecting his growing status and influence within the team.
Camavinga’s current contract with Los Blancos runs until the summer of 2027, but they intend to increase the duration of that and offer him higher wages.
At the same time, the Spanish capital club are also planning to increase Camavinga’s release clause amount from €700 million to €1 billion.
The report further adds that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez ‘loves’ Camavinga and wants to hand him a new and improved contract to ward off any suitors for the French youngster.
Prior to the Liverpool clash this week, manager Ancelotti went on to call Camavinga an ‘untouchable’ in the team for the present and the future.
“Camavinga is very important. In the last game, he made obvious mistakes, but by playing so well he makes you forget all the bad things. Against Espanyol, he made a very big mistake, but then he played a very good game. He is untouchable now and in the future,” he had said.
It seems the sentiment is echoed by Real Madrid officials as well and a new contract for the youngster is on the horizon, with initial talks already taking place.
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.