Raphael Varane, who is about to leave Real Madrid, believes he ticks five boxes for Manchester United.
Manchester United are hoping to capture Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane during the summer transfer season.
According to sources, Manchester United believes Raphael Varane checks five boxes, sparking interest in the Real Madrid player. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set his sights on the 28-year-old. And there’s a growing sense of optimism at Old Trafford that a deal for the France international may be reached.
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Manchester United are looking for a new center-back.
And, while they admire Villarreal and Sevilla talents Pau Torres and Jules Kounde, Varane is their top objective.
The France international has long been a target for the club, with Sir Alex Ferguson attempting to recruit him while he was playing for Lens.
United is now optimistic that a deal for the 2018 World Cup winner will be completed.
Despite assurances to the contrary, Express Sport understands they still have work to do on personal terms.
United staff members, according to the National, believe the 28-year-old checks five boxes when it comes to signing him.
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They say he’s ‘technically superb’ in the air and ‘fantastic on the ball,’ according to reports.
United also appreciate the fact that he’s tall, quick, and skilled, which is important given that he’ll be playing alongside Harry Maguire, whose lack of pace may be exposed at times.
If United can sign the Real Madrid defender, he will become the club’s fifth centre-back signing since Ferguson’s retirement eight years ago.
After joining the club from Sporting Lisbon, Louis van Gaal welcomed Marcos Rojo to the club, but the Argentina international underwhelmed, save for a brief period under Jose Mourinho.
In addition, the Dutchman signed Daley Blind from Ajax, intending to use the midfielder as a centre-back in the same way that Ajax does currently.
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United then added two more players under Mourinho’s leadership.
Eric Bailly arrived in the summer transfer window of 2016, after a five-year injury-plagued spell at Old Trafford.
Mourinho also welcomed Victor Lindelof to Old Trafford, who had previously played for Benfica in Portugal.
Solskjaer has done so. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”