Raphael Varane is reportedly set to leave Real Madrid this season with Manchester United & PSG eager to sign the defender. Real Madrid are set to lose both their starting centre-backs this summer, with Raphael Varane joining Sergio Ramos on his way out of Santiago Bernabeu. After making a return at the club, Carlo Ancelotti tried to convince the 28-year old’s agent but it seems like the player isn’t convinced.
Varane will make his choice between Manchester United & PSG. Both the clubs have been heavily linked with the defender in the past. Varane has a year left in his contract with Los Blancos side. The Daily Star reported that he has rejected the offer of a two-year extension to his contract, though he is refusing to comment on any matters related to his situation until Euro 2020 is over.
The French defender is not pleased with the wage that Real Madrid are offering him
Madrid came with a number of offers before but the club’s financial situation due to the pandemic raised no questions to increase the wages of the French defender. According to FootMercato, Varane was unhappy because the club’s president chose to negotiate with players like Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Sergio Ramos over him. Varane rejected a two-year contract extension deal with Real, which suggests that the 28 year old is surely leaving this summer.
According to Mario Torrejon, a reliable journalist working for Cadena SER and Real Madrid live, the French centre-back will leave Madrid with a year left on his contract with the club. Negotiations have also not reached anywhere between the two parties, and it now looks like Madrid will receive a transfer fee for him this very summer.
Manchester United and PSG ready to pay the asking price for Varane
It is reported that the asking price of the 28-year-old defender is 80M euros. Manchester United earlier made a bid of about 50M euros which was rejected by the Galacticos. United are to make another bid if they are to sign the defender otherwise, they might miss out on the deal to PSG.
According to The Mirror, the central defender wants to move to England instead in a huge boost to Man Utd. His representatives reportedly want to finalise a deal to take him to Old Trafford ‘in the coming days’.
Varane’s performances in the past has convinced PSG to sign the defender. The 28-year-old has played for Galactico’s for over a decade now. He was featured in 236 games for the club and has also scored 8 goals. The Frenchman has become a key player at the Bernabeu, winning three La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with the Spanish giants. He also won the World Cup in 2018 for Didier Deschamps side.
It is reported that PSG are on the upper hand to sign the defender, having contacted the player’s agent- Leonardo. PSG have also discussed the players availability with the Real Madrid management.
Earlier this week the Los Blancos announced the departure of their Captain -Sergio Ramos after 16 years of service. The club organised a farewell ceremony for their captain.
Real Madrid will lose the duo who have protected their defence for so many years with Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandes, David Alaba and Jesus Vallejo are set to be the first team defender’s next season.