Raphael Varane said he is “ready to fly to England today.” However, Manchester United’s transfer announcement will have to wait.
Raphael Varane is set to fly to England on Thursday to join Manchester United.
Raphael Varane is expected to be permitted to fly to England on Thursday to sign a four-year contract with Manchester United. The Real Madrid player had intended to travel last week, but was forced to postpone his trip while his visa application was processed.
According to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Varane must still be quarantined and undergo a medical examination before an official declaration can be made.
The 28-year-impending old’s arrival will be welcome news to United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, albeit he is unlikely to be fit for United’s Premier League opener against Leeds United next weekend.
With four Champions League trophies and three La Liga crowns to his name, the player has a wealth of experience at the greatest level.
He has 79 caps for France and was important in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final.
Varane is viewed as a long-term answer to United’s defensive problems, and will provide Harry Maguire with a world-class defensive partner.
This summer, United have been connected with England right-back Kieran Trippier as they strive to improve their backline and make it one of the best in the Premier League.
Solskjaer feels he’s close to creating a team that can challenge for both domestic and European titles in the coming season after already signing Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho this summer.
Varane has already said his goodbyes to Real Madrid fans, posting news of his exit on Instagram last week.
He stated, “After ten great and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always hold dear in my heart, the time has come to say goodbye.”
“Since my arrival in 2011, my colleagues and I have exceeded all expectations and accomplished things I could never have imagined.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to all of the coaches and everyone who work or have worked for the club for everything they’ve done for me.
“Many thanks also to all the Madridistas who have always shown me a lot of love and have encouraged me to give it my all and fight.”Brinkwire Summary News”.