Raphael Varane Real Madrid
Raphael Varane Real Madrid

Premier League side Manchester United seem to be making great progress in the race to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, as per The Daily Mail.

Varane has hinted a few times that he could move out of Spain this summer and if everything goes according to plan, the centre-back could be partnering with Harry Maguire next campaign.

The report claims: “Manchester United are ‘not far off’ agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

“The France international has been a long-term target for Manchester United and could head to Old Trafford for the 2021-2022 season after Real admitted they would be willing to sanction his exit.

“Should United push a deal over the line in the next few weeks, it is believed Varane will head straight to Manchester after his holiday – which followed the European Championship this summer.”

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Initially, Real Madrid were not eager to let Varane leave as they were confident that the defender will put pen on paper to a new deal.

But as the weeks are going by, Florentino Perez is slowly coming to terms with the reality that he will not sign a new contract this summer.

Perez said in a recent interview with El Transistor, as quoted: ‘I read news in the newspapers [about Varane leaving] and I don’t know anything.

‘We have not spoken with him yet, he is in the Eurocup. He still has one year left on his contract. And we have not received any offers for Varane.

 

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‘He is a gentleman, if he wants to stay he will stay and if not, he will leave.’

And maybe this is why various publications in Spain are suggesting that Real Madrid are now open to the idea of cashing in on Raphael Varane and since he has only one year left on his current deal, he could be available for a fairly bargain price.

TransferMarkt is valuing him at £63m but reports suggest a fee of around £50m should be more than enough for Manchester United to acquire his services.

Both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof have failed to become the long-term partner to Harry Maguire which is why Solskjaer is so eager to add a new world-class centre-back to the squad before the new season kicks off.

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