Eduardo Camavinga could be a great signing for Arsenal if he is given time to settle in the Premier League.
That’s according to former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about an update on Camavinga’s future.
The Athletic report that Camavinga, 18, will turn down a new contract offer at Rennes which they say paves the way for a summer move with his contract due to expire in 2022.
The midfielder is one of the hottest properties in Ligue 1 with plenty of clubs rumoured to be interested in securing his services.
Spanish outlet Marca has listed Arsenal as one of the clubs interested in signing Camavinga along with Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Campbell insists Camavinga could be a good signing for the Gunners but he would need time to settle in England with no experience of the Premier League.
“Yeah, I think he could be a really good signing,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“Obviously, we’ve seen players from France take a little bit of time to assimilate to the Premier League because there’s a different pace, a slightly different mentality and different pressure in English football.
“He’s definitely a good player who can do a job for Arsenal if they go and sign him.”
Camanvinga has started 31 of Rennes’ 33 Ligue 1 games this season with the club pushing for a top four finish in a closely fought league table.
One of Camavinga’s former bosses, Nicolas Martinais, said this about the player, “The ease and the maturity he shows on the pitch are incredible. He’s on the ball a lot, he rarely gives it away and he’s very mature. That’s what knocks you out. For his age, it’s really amazing.”