MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand has urged the club to sign Declan Rice over Eduardo Camavinga.
The Red Devils have been linked with a £26million move for the Rennes wonderkid this summer.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a new central midfielder with Paul Pogba's future up in the air.
Camavinga, 18, is set to rise to the very top having already made 82 appearances for the French side over three seasons.
West Ham ace Rice is also on the shortlist but the Hammers are demanding around £100m for his signature.
Rice's stock has continued to rise following a string of brilliant performances during Euro 2020.
And Ferdinand believes the England superstar should be Solskjaer's top target because he can influence the team right away.
Speaking on Vibe with FIVE, he said: "I’ve not seen enough of him, if I’m honest.
"I saw his game against Paris Saint-Germain when he got man of the match… unreal.
"He’s got talent, obviously, is he going to come in and affect the team right now and become a star?
"Or is he going to be like Amad? Who comes in, [costs] £40million but is nowhere near the starting XI at the moment. Is that what we need?
"Or do we need someone like Declan Rice who is flying at the moment, who in an England shirt has taken it to other levels now.
"We all knew he was a good player at West Ham, but what Declan Rice is doing in the England team right now, for his age, is a madness.
"Then it comes down to have Man United got the funds to go and get him from West Ham? What are West Ham going to ask for?
"For me, I’ve got to be honest, football ability Camavinga and Rice are fantastic players, you can see the potential a mile off.
"But Rice brings you character. He brings you a character that’s probably not in the game as much now as it was in my generation.
"Someone who is a sponge with information, wants to get better, wants to get in to an environment where he has a chance of winning constantly.
"He’s envious of his mates who win at other clubs, he reminds me a little bit of myself at his age, you want to get there and get in to an environment where you can go and win."
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