Man United are looking to get Raphael Varane flown into Manchester as soon as possible – possibly as early as today.
After signing Jadon Sancho, Manchester United have pressed ahead with a deal to sign a centre-back. Well, it doesn’t get much better than adding Raphael Varane to the squad.
After announcing that a deal to sign the Frenchman had been reached with Real Madrid, it then became a race to get the defender in and around Old Trafford as quickly as possible. COVID-19 rules are seemingly doing all they can to halt that process, mind…
Anyway, according to Stretty News, United are ‘hopeful’ of flying the 28-year-old star to Manchester on Thursday (today), so he can eventually finalise his Reds transfer.
When Varane arrives in England, he’ll have to self-isolate for five days before any further progress is made on the transfer. The reason why the centre-half hasn’t already arrived in the country is due to the fact that United were exploring possible options of Varane arriving without having to self-isolate. It looks like those efforts have been unsuccessful.
There was an option of Varane undergoing his medical in Spain which could’ve sped up the process, though, understandably, United want their own staff to conduct the tests – to ensure that the Frenchman is in tip-top shape.
Now, it becomes a real race against time. With United just a couple of weeks or so away from their season opener against Leeds United, it’s all about getting Varane signed, sealed and delivered as soon as possible.
Obviously, he’s had no pre-season whatsoever so the club will look to get him involved in a friendly or two, just to ensure he isn’t thrown straight into the deep end when the serious stuff starts.
The sooner this is all sorted, the better. I’d like to think we won’t be kept waiting too long before we see the official club photos of Varane holding up his new shirt aloft.