Manchester United closer to signing Raphael Varane for £38.5million from Real Madrid with ‘personal terms agreed’ as defender will follow Jadon Sancho through the door
- Man United nearing the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane
- The centre-back has been one of United’s main transfer targets this summer
- Its arrival is imminent with the finer details of the switch reportedly in place
Manchester United are nearing the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane with personal terms reportedly agreed upon.
The centre-back has been one of United’s main transfer targets this summer and his contract with Bernabeu expires next year.
And now his arrival at Old Trafford is imminent with the finer details of his move, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Manchester United nearing the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (left)
Varane returned to Real’s training ground on Friday for pre-season medical checks. The report claims he trained with the Spanish giants on Monday but made travel plans for his move to England.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Varane along with captain Harry Maguire at the heart of his defence.
Solskjaer looks set for a perfect transfer window, having already overcome their lack of quality on the right wing with the £73m signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho this summer.
The World Cup winner is approaching a sensational move, with one year left on his contract
Their other longstanding shortcoming was a central defender who played alongside England star Maguire as Victor Lindelof struggled to replenish the £80million capabilities.
The arrival of Sancho and the hindering signing of Varane is a sign of intent on Solskjaer’s side that they are ready to close the gap between them and rivals City, who won the Premier League by 12 points last season.
United finished second in England’s top division last season and also finished the campaign second in the Europa League to Villarreal – beating the Red Devils after a lengthy penalty shootout in the Gdansk final.
Madrid have already seen Sergio Ramos leave for PSG this summer and it looks like they will continue with a man who has played for the club since 2011.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side wants a refund after the Covid-19 shutdown as they look to build on a bid from Kylian Mbappe next summer.
Solskjaer wants Varane team up with captain Harry Maguire at the heart of his defence