Raphael Varane confirmed to sign defender
Manchester United confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign defender Raphael Varane.
It is understood that the club agreed to an initial transfer fee of 34 million pounds. Which may reach 42 million pounds.
The 28-year-old Varane has agreed to the terms of a four-year contract and has the option of another 12 months.
United stated that the transfer will be completed “after medical review and termination of the player terms.”
Raphael Varane, who won the World Cup with the French team, has played 360 games for Real Madrid.
The club said in a statement:
“Real Madrid hopes to express to Rafael Varane and his family all their feelings for Rafael Varane and his family, and wish him a new career in his career. Good luck at the stage.”
“Our club thank you for your professionalism and exemplary behavior during the 10 seasons defending our jerseys.”
After goalkeeper Tom Heaton resigned and England winger Sancho joined Dortmund for £73 million,
Varane with 79 games will be Solskjaer’s third signing in this transfer window.
BBC Sport understands that Varane will self-isolate before undergoing a medical examination, after which he will complete the transfer.
Manchester United reached an agreement with Real Madrid on Monday and has long been an admirer of Varane. Whose contract will expire next summer.
Former coach Sir Alex Ferguson sought a deal for the player before moving to Real Madrid, And Jose Mourinho was eager to add the defender to the team during his time at Old Trafford.
Raphael Varane’s trip to Old Trafford
Varane entered the first team at the age of 17 after Lance’s youth training. Although he failed to keep them from relegation, his performance still attracted the attention of some Europeans. The best club.
Despite the great interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid signed a 6-year contract with the teenager in 2011. When Mourinho’s team regained the title, his first season in Spain Continue to play 15 times in all competitions.
That was the beginning of Varane’s impressive trophy in the Spanish capital for ten years.
The team that helped Ancelotti won their tenth European championship “Twelve Constellations” in the 2013-14 season, played 7 times and followed Sergio Ramos in the final. Defeating Atletico Madrid 41 after overtime in Lisbon.
Varane is also a key figure for next season.
Under the leadership of compatriot Zidane who succeeded Rafael Benitez as coach in January 2016, Real Madrid has Won a hat-trick of the Champions League between 2016 and 2018.
However, a hamstring injury prevented him from the 2016 European Championship finals against Atletico and France. That summer, it ended in failure in the final.
After battling injuries in the 2016-17 season, Varane defeated Liverpool in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final.
Before playing the World Cup with France in 2018, he enjoyed arguably his best experience when Real Madrid defeated Liverpool in 2018. A strong year. in Russia. .
Raphael Varane’s performance for the club and the national team in 2017-18 placed him in seventh place on the Ballon d’Or. the highest ranked defender, and they selected him as the UEFA Team of the Year.
The central defender has also had disappointing moments, most obviously in 2019-20, when his mistakes led to Real Madrid being eliminated by Manchester City in 16 Champions League finals.
Varane also played every minute of Euro 2020 in France and was beaten by Switzerland on the last 16 penalty kicks.
Manchester United’s spending in the Solskjaer era exceeds that of opponents If Varane’s deal is completed as expected, since Solskjaer’s appointment as permanent manager in March 2019, Manchester United will spend nearly £ 400 million on players
This dwarfs Manchester City’s spending. According to Transfermarkt, Chelsea (£ 298 million), Chelsea (£ 262 million), Tottenham (£ 255 million), Arsenal (£ 243 million) and Liverpool (£ 119 million) during the same period).
Varane is the fourth defender of Manchester United since conceding 54 goals in the 201819 Premier League after Harry Maguire, Aaron Wanbisaka and Alex Thales.
The Red Devils lost 36 goals in 201920 after acquiring Maguire and Wan Bisaka in the summer of 2019, ranking third.
They rose by one place last season, second only to Manchester City, leaving 44 goals, 12 more than neighboring countries.
It is understood that any additional transfers this summer will depend on leaving the team.