Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to strengthen his backline this summer and it looks like the Norwegian manager will have his wish granted as a deal to sign Raphael Varane appears to be imminent.
The 28-year-old is the subject of strong interest from Manchester United amid his contract situation at Real Madrid. With just one year remaining on his deal, it looks like the Old Trafford hierarchy has capitalised to sign the France international.
Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has been on top of the situation on social media, providing quick updates on proceedings through his official channels.
Raphaël Varane to Manchester United, here we go! 🔴 #MUFC
Agreement almost done between Man Utd and Real Madrid, just final details to be completed and then paperworks time. It’s a “matter of hours or days”. Here-we-go. 🇫🇷
Varane has a total agreement on personal terms too. 🤝
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021
An agreement between Real Madrid and Manchester United has loomed large in recent days and Romano gave the transfer the ‘Here We Go’ treatment earlier on his official Twitch channel, signalling that a deal is ready to be completed.
It’s thought that only details remain before it can be formally announced – the four-time Champions League winner and current world champion is likely to become United’s third signing of the summer.