Raphael Varane to Manchester United: Here we go

Manchester United are on the verge of an agreement for Raphael Varane.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports the deal is ‘almost done, adding his now famous ‘here we go’

This is a major development for Manchester United as the club look to strengthen for 2021/22.

Varane was United’s number one defensive transfer target from the outset, and a deal is almost done. It is very un-Manchester United like.


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United are taking advantage of a few situations to get this deal done.

Varane has just one year remaining on his Real Madrid contract. Real also need money for their own transfer targets now and next summer, while Varane’s mentor Zinedine Zidane has left the club.

It has all lined up perfectly for United to land the world class defender the club need to partner Harry Maguire.

Raphael Varane: Factfile

  1. Teenage star

    Real Madrid signed Raphael Varane from Lens in 2011 for around £8 million, beating competition from Manchester United and Arsenal.

  2. Real Madrid ace

    Varane has gone onto play more than 300 games for Real Madrid over the past decade. He has played a part in three La Liga title wins.

  3. Four-time Champions League winner

    Varane won his first Champions trophy at Real Madrid in 2014, playing the entire game in a win over Atletico. He won the trophy again in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

  4. World Cup winner

    Varane helped France to win the World Cup in 2018. He scored a crucial goal in a quarter-final win over Uruguay.

  5. Consistent performer

    Varane became a player Real could rely on. He played more than 30 La Liga games in each of the last three La Liga seasons.

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