Eduardo Camavinga has been a revelation for Real Madrid this season, but his recent struggles at left back have led to a change in position for the young Frenchman. Despite not being a natural left back, Camavinga has performed admirably in the role for much of the season, impressing fans and pundits alike with his energy, work rate, and technical ability.
However, his limitations were exposed during Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Manchester City, with Bernardo Silva running rings around him and scoring two goals in the process. Following that match, Camavinga reportedly told Carlo Ancelotti that he does not want to play left back anymore, and the Italian coach has reportedly taken note.
According to reports from allfootball, Camavinga is set to move back into midfield, the position where he made his name with Rennes before his move to Real Madrid. This move is likely to be welcomed by Camavinga, who will feel more comfortable in his natural position and will have a better chance of showcasing his full range of skills.
Real Madrid are also said to be exploring the transfer market for a new left back, with Bayern Munich’s Joao Cancelo and Alphonso Davies among their top targets. Both players have been linked with a move to the Spanish capital throughout this year, but Bayern have been reluctant to let go of Davies, with the Canadian international deemed as “not for sale”.
Fran Garcia is expected to re-join Real Madridin the summer, but with Ferland Mendy’s future uncertain, Real Madrid may need to bring in another left back to provide depth and competition for places. The club’s Director of Football, Juni Calafat, has reportedly been frustrated by Bayern Munich’s reluctance to sell Davies, but Cancelo remains a viable option for Real Madrid.
In any case, Camavinga’s move back into midfield will be a welcome development for Real Madrid, as the 20-year-old has shown immense promise in that position. His technical ability, physical presence, and defensive work rate make him a valuable asset for any team, and he is expected to make a big impact in that role next season.
Overall, while Camavinga’s stint at left back may have been a temporary experiment, it has shown that the young Frenchman is capable of adapting to new positions and challenges. Real Madrid fans will be eager to see what the future holds for Camavinga, and whether he can continue to thrive in his new role as a central midfielder.