The bad news is here for Manchester United fans is one of their reported transfer targets is now ready to extend his contract with his current club. Yes, you have guessed right; it is Raphael Varane.
According to recent transfer news, Raphael Varane is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Real Madrid.
This is a recent development after Los Blancos announced the departure of their general in defense, Sergio Ramos, on Wednesday, June 16. However, we are unsure about the recent reports with them all being conflicting news.
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One of the Spanish sports outlets, AS, broke the news regarding Varane’s contract renewal.
The report read:
The mechanisms for the renewal of Varane, which ends its contract in 2022, have been put in place. To date, before the end of Ramos was triggered in Madrid, that renewal of the French was stopped.
Now it is a priority for the white entity although, even without the French, it would have that demarcation covered with Alaba. The departure of Ramos from the white entity leaves the way clear to Varane for this upward renewal. Either way, you are not insured.
Barely two days ago, it was reported that the French defender will not be penning a new deal with Real Madrid. Varane has one year left on his contract with Paris St Germain and Manchester United monitoring his situation.
Changing his stance and the club’s announcement that Sergio Ramos will leave at the end of his current deal, points in the direction of a Varane contract extension.
Report from 90min. com on Varane and Ramos’ Real Real Madrid situation:
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is expected to sign a new deal at the club that will subsequently put to an end the speculation surrounding his future. The news comes barely hours after Real Madrid released an official statement confirming the departure of Sergio Ramos after 16 years at the club.
Transfermarkt value the 28-year-old at €70 million but he could be available for a cut-price owing to his contract situation.
The situation could and will change after the player has given the nod to extend his contract with Real Madrid but will only talk about his future once the Euros have concluded or if France exits early from the competition – whichever comes first.
Raphael Varane in 2020/21 season:
Matches Played in La Liga: 31
Blocks: 1.39 per 90
Interceptions: 1.19 per 90
Florentino Perez appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new gaffer after Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid at the end of the 2020/21 season. The media reported the manager has held talks with both Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos.
Raphael Varane’s change of heart can be an outcome of the talks with the manager as well. We will surely witness a new defensive pairing at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 2021/22 season.
Perez has signed David Alaba on a Bosman transfer who is deemed as a like-for-like replacement for the departing Sergio Ramos.
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The Red Devils are also rumored to be in for several central defenders which including Pau Torres, Cristian Romero and Sven Botman. It remains interesting to see how fast and well Man United can wrap up deals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
If you are a Manchester United fan, who would you sign as a central defender? Pau Torres or Jules Kounde? Let us know in the comment section.