Reports: Manchester United “kidnaps” the rock of Real Madrid’s defense
English newspapers revealed on Tuesday that the Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle to transfer the first French international defender Raphael Varane to the second.
According to reports, the value of the Varane transfer deal will be around 50 million euros.
Varane’s contract with the Royal Club expires on June 30, 2022, but the French defender expressed his unwillingness to renew his contract, and to go through a new experience in the ranks of another club.
The newspapers reported that Varane will receive a wage of 12 million euros, compared to the 6.5 million he was receiving in the ranks of Real Madrid, according to “AFP”.
Varane, who won the World Cup with the “Rooster” team in 2018, has great experience, and a triumphant record in the ranks of Real Madrid, where he was crowned champion of the European Champions League 4 times, in addition to many local titles.
It is most likely that the biggest loser in Varane’s move to the ranks of the “Red Devils” is the Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, because the Frenchman will be the partner of the giant defender Harry Maguire in this line.
Manchester had made a big deal by contracting the English international winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, in a deal amounting to about 87 million euros, which was officially announced last week, before he later announced the extension of the contract of his current coach, Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for three years. Additional (until 2024), with an option to renew for an additional year.
Varane will travel to Manchester this week to undergo a medical examination, in preparation for his official transfer with a four-year contract until June 2025, with the possibility of renewing it for an additional year.
It is worth noting that Manchester United includes two French players, midfielder Paul Pogba and striker Anthony Martial.