And the last, in fact, the only obstacle is not there anymore. Manchester United managed to find a common language with Real Madrid about the amount of compensation and agreed on the transfer of Raphael Varane, the English club confirmed on their official website.
As it was speculated in the previous days, United will pay 50,000,000 euros in compensation for the French defender of Real, while they agreed with the defender on five-year cooperation, which will be made official once Varane undergoes medical tests- in the second half of the week.
It could happen much earlier because Varane agreed on personal terms with the Red Devils a few weeks ago. He wanted a new challenge, he wanted to move to United, but not to leave the club against Real's will and thus spoil relations with the club where he spent ten years and won 18 trophies, including four Champions Leagues and three Primera.
Not even the new Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wanted to stand in his way, aware that he would not benefit much from a player who is not in the team's plans.
50 million euros
However, the Blancos did not want to release one of the best central defenders in the world for small money.
But as Varane entered the last year of the contract, they could not even get as much as they originally planned (there is speculation about 70,000,000 euros), so the two clubs found themselves halfway. Now there are still medical tests left before the Frenchman starts a new chapter in his career.
He asked - he got. And it remains for Ancelotti to plan his new episode at the Santiago Bernabeu without tandem, and they have been a pillar of Real Madrid for the last five or six years since Sergio Ramos also left the club at the beginning of July.
At Manchester United, they can certainly be happy about such a transfer, given that Varane is one of the best defenders despite two previously bad seasons in Madrid. It is known that most clubs wanted a Frenchman in their ranks, but he chose a club that has great ambitions this season and which is one of the most famous names in the world of sports.
The question is whether the Maguire-Varane tandem will be better than the Maguire-Lindelof or the Varane-Ramos. Surely it would look great if they were like this second one. Now Solskjaer has nothing to complain about Now he has a great team that is ready for great achievements.
Still, City has a great team, and there’s Chelsea, Liverpool, and even Tottenham who can surprise. Surely the task will not be easy