Manchester United has faced some problems with their defensive issues in the last few games. They surely want a reinforcement in their defense in the upcoming transfer window.
According to a report published in Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have a chance to sign Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane.
Raphael Varane joined Real Madrid in 2011. In these 9 years at the Spanish Club, he has won 3 La Liga, 1 Copa Del Rey, 4 UEFA Champions Leagues, and 4 FIFA Club World Cup. He also won the FIFA World Cup in 2018 with France.
But the French defender has got a dip in his form since the football has resumed after the lockdown. Karim Benzema’s agent, Karim Djaziri, said on Twitter, “After the match against Man City, he’s been a shadow of himself.” Raphael Varane had put up a shocking performance in the second leg against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League ‘Round of 16’.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in his book wrote how much he wanted to sign Varane in 2011. But finally ended up signing Phil Jones after they failed to sign Raphael Varane.
Sir Alex Ferguson told, “I hurtled down on the train from Euston to Lille to sign the young French defender Raphael Varane. David Gill was getting into the finer points of the contract with Lens when Zinedine Zidane got wind of this and somehow scooped him up for Real Madrid from under our noses.”
Raphael Varane is in the last season of his contract. If Real Madrid fails to negotiate a new contract with him there might be an approach from Manchester United.