Manchester United are edging closer to securing the signature of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane after agreeing on personal terms ahead of a busy start to the Premier League season.
The French centre-back was part of the France squad who exited the recently concluded European Championships after losing to Denmark on penalties in the quarter-finals. Talks are underway between clubs and both parties look to be closing in on an agreement.
Manchester United Close In on Raphael Varane
Varane Agrees Personal Terms With United
According to reports, negotiations between United and Varane have gone without a hitch as the player has agreed to personal terms on a five-year contract. At the moment the only stumbling block is on price with Real Madrid wanting close to 50 million euros.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to bolster his centre-back position and Varane, who has 12 months left on his contract at the Bernabeu is an upgrade on Victor Lindelöf and Eric Bailly.
Varane and possibly his new teammate Harry Maguire enjoyed a stellar Euros with both showing exemplary performances in decision-making and composure.
Varane an Upgrade on Victor Lindelöf
Swedish international, Lindelöf was Maguire’s main partner during the season but Varane statistics over the course of the season may not show off his true ability. In an under-firing Real Madrid side, the 28-year old has excelled in making 3.5 clearances a game, 1.2 interceptions per 90 minutes and blocks compared to Lindelöf.
Bolstering the squad with a player who has won 18 trophies including four Champions League’s, four Club World Cups and three League titles. After finishing second in the league last season, signing a player for a decreased price and in his prime years; signing Varane and Jadon Sancho is the excellent start to the transfer window by Manchester United.
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