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Eduardo Camavinga Explains Decision to Join Real Madrid Instead of Manchester United

By Amreen
Camavinga explained why he opted to join Real Madrid
Camavinga explained why he opted to join Real Madrid / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Eduardo Camavinga has revealed he did not need to think twice before joining Real Madrid despite interest from Manchester United over the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side brought in a number of new (and some old) faces, including Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo, and were also linked with a move for Camavinga. However, they did not pursue the deal as it was known he preferred a move to Spain.

The 18-year-old signed for the LaLiga giants in a £34.4m deal, but insisted money was not the reason behind his transfer. He said: "Honestly, the first factor is not money; it is the pleasure of fulfilling a dream I had since I was little. When I found out that I could sign for Madrid, I didn't think about it.

"The first factor for me was the pleasure of fulfilling the dream of playing for Real Madrid, playing with footballers who are going to teach me a lot. I'm very happy, it's a dream since I was little I wanted to play for Madrid. I'm going to try to give him everything.

“I come to learn and then I have to show the coach that I am ready to enjoy playing time in the first team. The competition from those players already here motivates me a lot, and I’m also going to learn a lot from those players, tactically and technically.

“Benzema is an idol for all French people and especially for my generation of players – we have seen him with Vinicius. As I said before, it is true that I am a young player. Maybe I need time to adapt, maybe not. I feel ready to play. As for my favourite position, they ask me a lot, but I like to play in front of the defence but I adapt to many positions.”