Rennes coach Julien Stephan has urged young midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who is reportedly on Tottenham’s radar to stay at the club beyond the summer.

The 17-year-old who broke into the Rennes side last season has established himself as an important part of the team’s midfield this campaign.

His displays for the Ligue 1 side this season have reportedly attracted the interest of clubs including Tottenham and Liverpool, according to a report in Spanish publication Sport last month.

It was alleged that the French U-21 international is valued at around €50 million with Rennes said to be unwilling to settle for anything less than their valuation of the 17-year-old.

However, Stephan has claimed that it would be best for the teenager’s development if he stayed in Rennes for another season but admitted that the club could be forced to sell.

Speaking to Canal Plus, he said about Camavinga: “He is a player with enormous potential, everyone has noticed this season. But he is also a young player.

“His interest could certainly be to continue an additional year with us, with people who know him very well.”

“The reality of the market may be different, but if you ask me my wish today, it is to have him for an additional season at Rennes.”

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I believe the strategy of all clubs in the transfer market would have likely changed due to the financial uncertainty they are suffering from as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. I expect player values to drop considerably compared to previous estimates as some clubs will be desperate to sell their valued assets to raise cash.

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