Erstwhile Real Madrid coach and sporting director Jorge Valdano has confirmed Raphael Varane’s exit at the club.
With ex club captain and legend, Sergio Ramos already signing for Paris Saint-Germain with his defensive partner Varane being a target for Manchester United after turning down a new deal with the Spanish club, it’s been understood United are close to agreeing personal terms with the France international as they look to further strengthen their squad after agreeing a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, says the Manchester Evening News.
Some reports in Spain have suggested Varane could yet pen a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, though former director Valdano insists he is leaving.
“Two titans leave Real Madrid with a strategic position in the field,” he told El Transistor. “Ramos and Varane mean something similar to Chiellini and Bonucci in Italy”