Madrid unveil Camavinga, to wear No. 25 shirt

Camavinga with Madrid President Florentino Perez

Camavinga with Madrid President Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has formally presented new signing Eduardo Camavinga to fans at the club’s city, the Bernabeu.

Camavinga joined Madrid from Ligue 1 club Rennes, in a £27m move.

The midfielder had turned down Manchester United.

The presentation of the 19 year-old French teenager kicked off with the screening of a video featuring some of his exploits best footage.

Then Pérez then took the floor: “The club would like to welcome today a young French player who I firmly believe will display his talent, his strength and his desire to improve.

“I know that today Real Madrid fans are going to warmly welcome the arrival of this footballer who, together with his family, has worked hard and done everything possible to realise one of the biggest dreams of his life”.

“At just 18 years of age, you will wear the Real Madrid jersey for the first time, one of the most admired and respected clubs in the world, the club that has won 13 European Cups.

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“The club that asks for maximum commitment and maximum dedication.

“As of today, you will be defending a badge that has the greatest trophy cabinet in the history of football, but which also represents a set of values forged by our 119 years of history and with which millions of people in every corner of the world identify”.

“Football is returning to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. It’s very exciting to say this after everything we have been through during these sad and strange times.

Camavinga in his response said: I’m very proud to defend this badge.

“I would like to thank the president and all my family for their confidence in me. If someone had told me a few years ago that I would be here, I wouldn’t have believed it. Hala Madrid!”.

Before the unveiling ceremony, Camavinga signed his new contract for six seasons.

After the signing, the Frenchman received a watch, a replica of the Santiago Bernabéu and a jersey with his name and the number 25 shirt.

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