Raphael Varane is set to join Manchester United this summer with full completion of the move only lacking a medical. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacted to the club’s announcement after the 2-2 draw with Brentford, insisting that he is “very happy” to have made a deal with Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old star leaves the Madrid club after 10 years and several honours, including four Champions League winners medals.
Varane started three of those four finals alongside Sergio Ramos, another departing Real Madrid legend. The 35-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford but ended up joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
The pair were mainstays in a serial-winning Real Madrid side and their exits mark the end of an unforgettable era, something not lost on the former Real Madrid captain.
“Dear Rapha, I can only thank you for these years of friendship, companionship, and triumphs, and wish you luck in a new stage that will surely be exciting. If we face each other, always with the team of your country, right? Take care.” he wrote on an Instagram Story.
Stretty News understands that both Manchester United and Raphael Varane are hopeful that the player can travel to Manchester as soon as today (Thursday), before isolating for five days due to quarantine rules.