Man United have been named as the club who are frontrunners to sign Raphael Varane.
Manchester United and the need to sign a centre-back walk hand-in-hand this summer. Raphael Varane is the premier name on the market. The Frenchman’s current terms with Real Madrid are winding down. The Red evils are amongst the vultures who are circling.
We’ve covered practically every update on Varane’s future here at Old Trafford Faithful, with another instalment for you today.
El Larguero director Manu Carreño has offered the latest on Varane. He names Unite as the cub ‘closest’ to signing the 28-year-old, whose contract expires in 18 months.
Check out what he had to say here:
Does this imply that Real Madrid will no longer sell Varane? The answer is no. If Madrid can sell Varane, they’ll sell him,” Carreño said.
“He has one year left, has offers from the Premier League. It seems that the one that is closest is Manchester United and that Ramos’ exit does not imply that Varane stays.
“However, Alaba, Militao, Nacho and Vallejo would remain, and Real Madrid would recover him [Vallejo].
“And the question that many ask themselves, with the money of Varane would they make another central? Well, I think Madrid with those four power plants needs money more than another player.”
I’ll be honest, it is encouraging to hear that United are the frontrunners at this point in time. Varane would add an awful lot of quality to our defensive ranks, which is an area of the field that we need to sign reinforcements.
With Madrid already signing David Alaba, it does make you wonder whether they know that Varane is on the way out. The question is, can United beat out other interested parties like Paris Saint-Germain?
Well, in terms of finances, United can compete with anyone. I just believe it’ll be hard to overcome PSG. They can offer Varane a return to his homeland and guaranteed trophies. Obviously, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t offer those things.
Sure, chase the signing for as long as we’re in the race. But if it looks like Varane isn’t interested, then I’d move in a different direction as soon as possible. I doubt we’ll hear anything concrete until after EURO 2020, though.
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