Manchester United has agreed with Real Madrid for the transfer of France’s international defender Raphael Varane.
Man United and Madrid confirmed the agreement in a statement released on their official websites.
The price for Varane is believed to be £41m including add-ons and the deal is set to go through, subject to a medical.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup winner, Raphaël Varane, subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised,” United stated in the release.
And according to Madrid:” Real Madrid C. F. and Manchester United FC have agreed on the transfer of Raphaël Varane.
“Our club thanks to the player for his professionalism and exemplary conduct throughout his ten seasons representing our colours, during which time he has won 18 titles: 4 Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 3 LaLiga titles, 1 Copa del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups.
Real Madrid would like to express their gratitude to Raphaël Varane and his family and wish him the best of luck in this new stage of his career.”
Having already signed England international Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, the acquisition of Varane would be a further statement of intent from Man United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were second in the Premier League last season but finished 12 points behind Manchester City.
Varane is well established as one of the world’s top defenders, having joined Real from French side Lens in the summer of 2011.
He has gone on to make over 350 appearances for the club, and be capped 79 times by France, helping them to World Cup glory in 2018.
He started all four of France’s matches at Euro 2020 before they were knocked out on penalties by Switzerland.
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