Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign French international Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Red Devils will pay around €50 million for the 28-year-old centre-back.
Varane will undergo his medical in Manchester in the next two days.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 26, 2021
Raphaël Varane unveiling as Manchester United player expected next week, due to quarantine rules. Varane’s camp still working on it. 🔴 #MUFC
The deal is 100% DONE. Varane will fly to Manchester this week but will undergo his medical few days later. ‘Official’ planning soon. 🛫 pic.twitter.com/uyito8POmn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021
Varane has entered the final year of his contract, and it is understandable why Madrid have decided to cash in on him.
The player was keen on a new challenge this upcoming season, and Madrid could not afford to lose him on a free transfer next year.
He is undoubtedly one of the best defenders around and could transform United at the back next season.
The former World Cup winner will be a major upgrade on Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.
His arrival is likely to end Phil Jones’ time at the club, with Newcastle United interested in signing him on a gree transfer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ side finished second in the Premier League last season and will be expected to go all the way after signing Varane and Jadon Sancho.
Some United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Varane’s signing – here is what they had to say.
Disgustingly good deal
— Will (@Willftbl) July 26, 2021
Lets pray the injury demons of Carrington never get to him. Fingers crossed. Very good signing as it stands. Should be a great complement to Maguire. I'm on my knees for a DM. That would be the most important signing this club has made since RVP.
— SEUN (@Dan_Onas) July 26, 2021
I'm so excited!
Wanted this player at the club for years.
Now we need a solid DM, then it might be looking hot next season.
— strime (@iamstrime) July 26, 2021
Here we gooooooo….now onto the DM and wrapp it up🔥🔥🔥
— Nelson Kolukwi (@nelsonkolukwi) July 26, 2021
I can't believe we've actually done it. 😭
— Aizzy (@AizzyXMUFC) July 26, 2021
Let's keep on signing players
— DJ Prince Churby (@Churby232) July 26, 2021
I guess the fax machine is running smoothly this time.. VARANE!!!!!
— ZainChester 🇵🇭🎮 (@ZainChester) July 26, 2021
SO, IN TWO DAYS TIME, THE BEST DEFENDER IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE WILL ARRIVE IN MANCHESTER.
— Afolly (@Trickyredss__) July 26, 2021