Man United agree to sign Varane for initial £34m fee

Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign defender Raphael Varane.

It is understood the clubs have agreed an initial fee of £34m, which could rise to £42m, and that Varane, 28, has agreed terms on a four-year contract with the option for another 12 months.

United said the transfer would be completed “subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised”.

Varane, a World Cup winner with France, has made 360 appearances for Real.

“Real Madrid wants to show all its affection to Raphaal Varane and his family and wishes him good luck in this new stage of his professional career,” the club said in a statement.

“Our club thanks you for your professionalism and exemplary behaviour during the 10 seasons in which you defended our shirt.”

Varane, who has 79 caps, will become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s third signing in this transfer window – following the re-signing of goalkeeper Tom Heaton and the £73m arrival of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

BBC Sport understands Varane will quarantine before having his medical, after which he will complete his move.

United, who agreed a fee with Real on Monday, have been long-term admirers of Varane, whose contract was due to expire next summer.

Former boss Sir Alex Ferguson originally pursued a deal for the player before his move to Madrid, and Jose Mourinho was also keen to add the defender to his squad during his time at Old Trafford.

Source: BBC

Man U di3, they will sign and sign but when the season starts, they start producing bb results. I how this new signing will bring some changes I the nature of the game with his new team mates. Good luck Raphael.

Raphael move from Real Madrid to Manchester United is a good one at the right time. He has done his part for Madrid and time to come into the English premier league for an experience. Can’t wait to see how the preseason will go for him. Wish him the best at Red devils

As at now, the only player Real Madrid signed this season is David Alaba from Bayern. They sold two solid defenders, Ramos and Varane. I wonder how their defense will look like this season. It means the midfield maestros like Kroos, Casemiro and Modric will have work double time. Zidane have lot of work to do. Anyways, Man United is blessed to have Varane. One of my favorite defenders.

Varane will like not play preseason. But I can guarantee you he will be more than a rock at the defense of United. With his country man Paul Pogba at the midfield, we should expect a lot to change in the performance of Man United this season.

Why is Madrid selling all their top defenders, what the end game here. United they destroy talents I’m hoping they don’t do same to him.

I wonder bro. After dropping out of UCL at semi final, the club just became erratic. Can’t predict what their next move will be like. We wait to see how they will roll this season.