KEY POINTS

  • Real Madrid reportedly ready to make move on midfielders being compared to Andrés Iniesta and Kaká
  • Both midfielders are draring interest from sides across Europe's top 5 leagues
  • Barcelona are among the other clubs reportedly monitoring Brazilian youngster dubbed as "new Kaká" 

Real Madrid could reportedly sign a midfielder who has been earning comparisons with Barcelona legend Andrés Iniesta and a Brazilian youngster dubbed as “New Kaká.”

As LaLiga continues to deal with crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Real Madrid remains focused on adding young talented players into their roster.

One of the youngsters on Los Blancos’ radar is Eduardo Camavinga. AS (via Whoscored.com) reported that Real Madrid have already asked the Rennes about signing Camavinga this summer. It is also said that Real is already preparing a deal for the 17-year-old midfielder.

Camavinga broke onto the scene this season at Ligue 1. At 17, he is already displaying of maturity inside the pitch and has shown he can play in any position in midfield.  Despite his lanky physique and odd stance, his ball control, chance creation and defense is incredible.

To put this into context, according to ProFootballDB data (via Besoccer.com), Camavinga is the second player in Ligue 1 this season with the most wins per 90 minutes (9.24). He is also the midfielder with the most tackles made in the same interval (4.55). 

The Frenchman has emerged as a surprising talent, making him a target by the big clubs across Europe’s top five leagues. Manchester United were previously named as one of his suitors, but recent reports claim that teams have been pulling out except Real Madrid. As early as now, eagle-eyed fans are already seeing similarities in Camavinga’s game with former Barcelona superstar Iniesta.

However, Rennes’ president Nicolas Holveck recently addressed the talks about Camavinga and as of now, the team has no plans of letting go of the youngster.

“The priority will be to keep our team, which has shown all its talent in this fantastic season. We'll have to be smart in the transfer market to improve the team and make it the best we possibly can in order to pass this qualifying round,” Holveck told L’Equipe.

Andres Iniesta Andres Iniesta has a lifetime contract with Barcelona. In this picture, Iniesta runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou in Barcelona, March 14, 2018. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Another Real Madrid target has been named recently. Brazilian midfielder Igor Gomes, who has won the nickname of "new Kaká" because of his impressive performances with São Paulo FC, is now drawing interest from Los Blancos.

Barcelona was once reportedly keeping an eye on Gomes and now, Sao Paulo executive director of football Rai has confirmed that a number of teams, including Spanish giants Real Madrid, are chasing Gomes, Whoscored.com reported.

"It's true. What we can say is that [Igor Gomes] is a player that is attracting the interest of European clubs,” Rai said.

Kaka Real Madrid Photo: Reuters