Real Madrid are ‘pleased’ to agree to the transfer of Raphael Varane to Manchester United, but only on one condition.
Real Madrid and Manchester United have agreed to a deal for Raphael Varane, but only on one condition.
Real Madrid has reportedly agreed to sell Raphael Varane to Manchester United on the condition that they receive £51 million (€60 million) in compensation. After completing the signing of Jadon Sancho, United are now aiming to add another world-class player, this time French defender Varane.
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The 28-year-old French international has played 360 times for Real Madrid since joining the Spanish giants in 2011.
For months, he’s been linked with a move to Manchester United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add to his team this summer.
Varane, a World Cup champion, is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the world and would transform United’s defense into a solid and dependable fortress.
Solskjaer would be overjoyed with a back-four consisting of Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Varane, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as he attempts to launch a title bid next season.
However, his transfer from Real Madrid is not going as smoothly as the Red Devils would want.
According to reports, Madrid will sell Varane for £35 million, but according to The Athletic, United will have to pay £51 million to get the star out of the Bernabeu.
Madrid will have to sell immediately if they want to make any money and avoid letting him go for free after he rejected a contract extension that would keep him there beyond next year.
Personal arrangements will need to be worked out with the four-time Champions League winner, who is reportedly seeking a new challenge outside of Spain.
His test will be restoring the Red Devils to their former glory.
United is well-known for having all-time great Premier League centre-backs, but they have been severely deficient in defensive leadership in recent years.
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With the recent signing of Sancho, Solskjaer has made a clear statement of intent, and he now appears to be close to completing a deal for the extremely experienced Varane.
Varane was recently passed up for the captain’s armband by Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, which may have given the Frenchman a renewed sense of purpose.
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