Set to sign for Manchester United pending a successful medical, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is now preparing for the next challenge in his career.
A hugely exciting report on Monday from leading football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano informed Manchester United fans that their club had reached a £42m agreement with Real Madrid sign Varane.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021
Despite initially holding out for €70m (£60m) for the French defender, Manchester United’s hierarchy was able to knock Real Madrid down and save themselves an impressive £18m.
In light of what looks to be a hugely shrewd piece of business, seldom seen at Old Trafford, fans of the Red Devils are rightfully excited at the prospect of seeing a four-times Champions League winner turn out in red.
However, as the 2018 World Cup winner’s impending transfer edges closer to becoming official, reports from all around Europe are now releasing details on how the agreement came to be.
French outlet L’Equipe recently wrote (via Sports Witness) that the Red Devils’ hierarchy begun bidding for the 28-year-old as early as June.
The same outlet also notes that although the personal financial gain was not the deciding factor in the expected transfer, Varane will earn £214,000 (€250,000) per week at Manchester United – double what he was pocketing at Real Madrid.