Raphaël Varane would have found an agreement in principle with Manchester United to join the Premier League. But the Red Devils still need to come to an agreement with Real Madrid …
The situation is complicated for Raphael Varane at real Madrid. According to AS, the defender of the France team is expected in training with his club this weekend. But there is a big catch: after 10 seasons in the Spanish capital, the former Lensois, at 28, wants to go elsewhere.
Varane thus wishes to discover the Premier League, and his destination is quite found: Manchester United. Discussions have also progressed well between its representatives and the Red Devils, since an agreement in principle would have been found, according to Julien Maynard, the journalist of Telefoot.
Agreement in principle between Raphaël Varane and Manchester United.
It now remains to find an agreement between Real Madrid and MU, who are currently negotiating.
The French defender would like to discover the Premier League but will not go to arm wrestling to leave. #Mercato https://t.co/LOSswO1KWv
– Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) July 22, 2021
The two clubs very far from an agreement
The problem is that the situation is far from the same between the two clubs. Real Madrid, who have already lost Sergio Ramos (replaced by David Alaba), are said to claim 70 million euros for their player (his value on the Transfermakt site). Manchester United, who saw that Varane was at the end of his contract in a year, would rather offer 40 million euros, plus a few bonuses.
It is difficult to see the case being resolved in the next few hours. Varane should therefore resume training with Real Madrid, he who, according to AS, would have preferred to start directly with his new club. But as Julien Maynard clarified, the player, not used to making waves, will not go to arm wrestling to force the hand of his leaders. So it’s up to Manchester to play …