Jonathan Barnett: “Eduardo Camavinga is very happy at Real Madrid”
Jonathan Barnett, Camavinga’s agent, has spoken about the French midfielder’s time at Real Madrid.
Jonathan Barnett is not only the agent of former Real Madrid player Gareth Bale, but also represents Eduardo Camavinga. The president of the ICM Stellar Sports agency has spoken to Goal about the French midfielder’s first year at Real Madrid, as well as the Welshman’s time with Los Blancos.
After more than a year as a Real Madrid player, how is Camavinga?
“He is very happy at Real Madrid. Very good things have happened to him since he arrived.”
Is Real Madrid the perfect team for Camavinga to have a great career?
“100%. If you want to be the best player in the world or one of the best, the best thing you can do is play for Real Madrid.”
How much influence has Carlo Ancelotti had on Camavinga's progression in the first season?
“A lot. He is a great coach.”
Do you see Camavinga collecting the Golden Boy Award on 15 October in Turin?
“We will have to see. You never know. I think it’s best not to put more pressure on him. Let’s see what happens.”
World Cup hopes
He has been called up again by Deschamps for the French senior team. Do you think he should go to the World Cup?
“Hopefully, it is what we expect. I think he has many opportunities. He’s a great player and I think he should go, but it’s not my decision, it’s up to the French coach.”
Now let’s talk about Gareth Bale. How is it going in Los Angeles? Is he happy?
“It’s being wonderful. He loves it. It is an extraordinary place to live in and he is enjoying it very much.”
Will this be his last season as a professional?
That's what a lot of people say...
“People talk a lot and they don’t know anything. Let’s see what happens. We have the World Cup soon and he will play in the World Cup. He will win the World Cup... (laughs). We’ll see what happens next. If he’s enjoying himself, who knows?”
Now that his career at Real Madrid has ended, how would you evaluate Bale’s career with the club?
“As one of the great Real Madrid players.”
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