Manchester United are known to be massive admirers of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, and they could have just received a massive boost in regards to the 22-year old. The latest reports suggest he is growing unhappy at the lack of game time in Spain, and could be on the move.
If Manchester United can somehow persuade Real Madrid into selling the Frenchman, and then giving Varane enough money to be tempted to come, we’d have an exciting centre-back pairing for years.
Imagine Chris Smalling and Raphael Varane as our main pairing. Both relatively young with bags of experience, and who love to play out from the back. Jose Mourinho would thrive in that scenario.
Its all theoretical at the moment, and Manchester United would certainly have to pay probably in excess of £40million to land their man, but in the modern game that could well turn out to be a steal if the club get ten years out of him.