Rich Allen, of Get French Football, has done some scouting: “I implore you to get on the Camavinga train. A 16 year old who has looked far beyond his years so far – including arguably a man of the match performance last week against Montpellier!”
Here’s a more analogue version.
No Neymar, ney party? Not a bit of it. The PSG fans made their feelings known last week during last week’s 3-0 defeat of Nîmes. He’s not their son of a bitch any more, and the failure of a purported move to one of the Spanish giants would be a deeply embarrassing situation for all concerned. Who could have predicted that such a vanity move – from both parties – would go this way? And there will be no Philippe Coutinho, either, as he is off to Bayern Munich and not Paris. See what happens if you don’t close the transfer window before the season starts?
Still, there’s always Kylian Mbappé, a better player than either of that aforementioned pair of Brazilians, as most would surely agree these days. And maybe less of the ‘always’. It may be high time for PSG fans to enjoy having him around until the call of Barcelona and Real Madrid tempts him. On with the football? Well, it would be one hell of a shock if PSG don’t win this, just as is the case with any game they play in Ligue 1. Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye, two former Premier League midfield tyros, were their biggest new signings of the summer.
Rennes came away from Montpellier last week with a handy 1-0 win, and despite the dismissal of the striker Flavien Tait, suspended for this game.
The game kicks off at 8pm UK time.