Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their hunt for a centre-back this summer after it was reported that Raphael Varane wants to join the club. The Real Madrid defender has just one year remaining on his contract and is reportedly a target for the club.
That’s according to the Independent, who say that after a decade in Spain, Varane is now looking to leave the club and feels like it’s the right time to move on.
The 28-year-old was close to joining Manchester United in 2011 but a late swoop from Real Madrid meant that Sir Alex Ferguson lost out on the exciting prospect.
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It is claimed in the report that Varane wants to join Manchester United this summer amid his belief that it’s time for a change in his career, and that the defender is also a top target for the Old Trafford club.
It is, however, reported that Varane’s wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block in any deal. The Frenchman is reportedly looking to earn as much as £400,000 per week, which would surpass David de Gea as the club’s highest earner.