Looking for a new central defender, Manchester United believe in their chances of recruiting Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. Here’s why.
” Raphael Varane escaped Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 and they ended up with Phil Jones. Ten years later United have a chance to sell Jones and sign Varane. This is how the article in Manchester Evening News. A few days ago, we told you about the Red Devils’ sites and in particular the defense with the defender of Real Madrid, Kalidou Koulibaly and Dayot Upamecano.
The regional media explains for its part reasons to believe in the Varane hypothesis. Despite the purchase of Harry Maguire, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling to find a defensive base. Varane, he arrives at the end of his contract in 2022 at Real Madrid and finds himself right in the age group that the recruiters of MU adore (27-28 years). According to MEN, the Frenchman’s childhood model is called Rio Ferdinand, who rose to fame at Old Trafford. So much for the guesswork.
We will have to pay Pogba and Mbappé
However, other elements must be taken into account. For some time, in Spain, the 2018 World champion has been disappointing. Between approximate raises, goal against his camp and concentration jumps, he begins to be criticized. The Casa Blanca must also manage at the moment the Ramos file (whose contract will end in June) and we may be saying to the Merengues that the time to turn the page has come.
In addition, the Spaniards are planning to spend their last next summer and are heading for a new galactic era. The idea of recruiting Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba in particular is in everyone’s mind. But it comes at a cost and Varane’s value remains high. The former Lensois could therefore partly finance these movements. Manchester United, in any case, for its part, strongly believes in it …