Arsenal are making plans for a busy summer transfer window.
After being dumped out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage last week at the hands of Unai Emery’s Villarreal, it’s looking likely that the Gunners will not be in European competition next season.
Mikel Arteta’s side currently sit ninth in the Premier League table following Sunday’s 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, but would need to finish no lower than seventh if they are to qualify for Europe.
Barring a perfect run-in and teams above them collapsing in the final weeks of the campaign, the north London outfit won’t be taking part in either the Champions League, Europa League or the newly-formed Europa Conference League in 2021/22.
Although, major investment and shrewd recruitment can ensure Arsenal ‘s absence from Europe is just for one season.
The Frenchman only turned 18 last November but has already made 80 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and is also being linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the good news for Arsenal is that Camavinga’s next move has already been hinted at – and it could be great news for Arteta and technical director Edu.
In an interview with The Athletic, the midfielder’s agent Jonathan Barnett said that his client would be more than capable of playing in the Premier League next season.
“Camavinga can play next year in the Premier League. He is that good. Whether he will or not, I don’t know. His background has been tough if you know what he went through as a refugee and the burning of his home (in Rennes),” said Barnett.
“But his character is amazingly strong. He is not your average 18-year-old.
“Playing in front of 100,000 people is not going to scare him. He’s a lovely boy and I think he’s going to be a superstar.”
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At international level, Camavinga has three senior appearances to his name and opened his account during a 7-1 friendly win for France over Ukraine last October.
His performances in France have alerted a number of other clubs across Europe’s top five leagues, but not only that, his contract situation has also alerted a lot of big clubs.
Camavinga’s current deal expires in June 2022, meaning he can leave Rennes on a free next summer.