CONFIRMED: Manchester United signs Raphael Varane
Manchester United are on the verge of completing the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
United have agreed personal terms with Varane, 28, and are understood to almost reached an agreement on the transfer with Real Madrid.
Varane has already made arrangements to travel to Manchester in anticipation of a move to United even though he trained with Madrid again on Monday.
Raphaël Varane to Manchester United, here we go! 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021
Agreement almost done between Man Utd and Real Madrid, just final details to be completed and then paperworks time. It’s a “matter of hours or days”. Here-we-go. 🇫🇷
Varane has a total agreement on personal terms too. 🤝
United held ‘positive discussions’ in the latest round of negotiations and the deal is now believed to be all but done. Varane may have to quarantine before he is able to start training with United.
The France international is also believed to have studied United’s defending from last season, when they conceded 18 goals from set-pieces.
United have been working on a £50million deal for Varane for upwards of a month, having expressed their firm interest in the France international midway through last season.
🗞 #mufc are on the verge of completing the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. United have agreed personal terms with Varane and are understood to almost have reached an agreement on the transfer with Real Madrid. [Samuel Luckhurst, MEN] pic.twitter.com/Zr1Miu0xkl— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) July 26, 2021
Madrid have already offset Varane’s expected departure with the addition of David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich.