Tottenham Hotspur boss Fabio Paratici is plotting a late hijacking of Raphael Varane’s deal to Manchester United.
Tottenham has surfaced as a potential suitor for Manchester United’s Raphael Varane.
According to rumors, Tottenham’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, wants to sabotage Manchester United’s pursuit of Raphael Varane. Varane of Real Madrid is United’s main defensive target this summer, and he is thought to be keen on a move to England. Real’s contract with the Frenchman expires at the end of the current season.
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Varane has yet to accept Real’s proposals to extend his current contract.
According to recent reports, United is closing in on the 28-year-old.
Varane and Kieran Trippier are expected to join United as early as next week, according to the Sun.
Spurs, on the other hand, have other plans and are hoping to entice Varane to north London.
Duncan Castles, speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast, claims that Paratici is aiming to rebuild the Spurs squad, and that Varane is one of the players on his radar.
“There is competition for his services, and Tottenham Hotspur is one of the clubs looking at the potential of doing a deal,” Castles added.
“Now, given the costs involved, notably payroll costs, considering Tottenham Hotspur’s financial situation, which Daniel Levy has freely discussed, that would appear weird at first.
“The tremendous blow they sustained when their stadium opened and was largely devoid of fans for the majority of its brief existence.
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“However, consider where Tottenham are now – a new managing director of football is in place, a new coach is on his way in, and a squad that was in desperate need of a rebuild and has been in desperate need of a rebuild for probably a couple of seasons now, certainly if you take the testimony of the last two managers, and it hasn’t been done.”
After just qualifying for the Europa Conference League last season, Spurs would not be able to provide Varane Champions League play in his debut season at the club.
Varane, according to Arsenal veteran Ray Parlour, would be. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”