After announcing the signing of Jadon Sancho last week, it looked like Raphael Varane would be taking the 21-year-old’s place at the tedious transfer saga of the summer.
Instead, there was a breakthrough in negotiations over the weekend, and reports on Sunday claimed that a deal was edging closer.
On Monday, the potential transfer was given the ‘Here We Go’ treatment by Fabrizio Romano, signaling that a deal was all but secured by Manchester United. Now, with a conclusion closer than ever, details of the fee and Varane’s contract are surfacing.
According to The Athletic, the purchase of Raphael Varane is set to cost Manchester United £35m plus add-ons, with the fee believed to be spread across a number of years rather than a one-off payment. Varane will sign a four-year contract, with an option to extend it for a further year.
According to Fabrizio Romano, there is a clause in Varane’s contract at United which will see the 28-year-old rewarded if the club wins the Premier League or the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.