Manchester United are interested in signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid and have been in talks with his representatives for three years now, and according to Manchester Evening News, they’re planning to tempt him with a final offer to move to Old Trafford next summer.
With the defender under contract with the Spanish giants until the summer of 2022, United apparently feel that the moment the deal enters its final 12 months is their best chance of prizing him away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
United have been struggling with identifying the right player to lead their back line since the days of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, and that was the reason they agreed to pay £80 million to sign Harry Maguire in 2019. However, their defence still seems shaky despite the presence of the former Leicester City man, and they believe that adding a proven world-class centre-back might solve their problem.
As for Varane, he only recently spoke about the possibility of inheriting the Real captain’s armband from Sergio Ramos, which puts his willingness to leave the club any time soon into serious doubt.
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