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Camavinga expresses pleasure over rejecting Real Madrid

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Eduardo Camavinga admits to being flattered by interest from Real Madrid but feels he made the right decision to stay put at Rennes.

A number of high-profile clubs have been linked with the signing of Eduardo Camavinga ever since his rise to prominence last season.

Camavinga, who made 36 appearances across all competitions last term, was arguably the most elemental player of the Rennes team that made history by securing their first-ever Champions League qualification by finishing third in Ligue 1.

Didier Deschamps was quick to notice his heroics and the 17-year old soon became France‘s youngest debutant since 1914.

Real Madrid are considered the frontrunners to sign the defensive-minded midfielder, though Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested in keeping him in the country.

“Certainly when a big club is interested, it is nice. But I am not getting carried away,” Camavinga replied when asked about the links to the Spanish capital, according to Goal.

“I took this choice with my family [to stay at Rennes]. Today we are happy to have made this decision.

“I just need to focus on football and not think too much about everything else around it. Life is very good at the moment. Life is very good at the moment.”