Raphael Varane to Manchester United edging ever closer! French centre back ‘self-isolating before taking his medical’ ahead of his £42m move being finalised… with deal ‘set to be completed by middle of next week’Raphael Varane is one step closer to completing his more to Manchester UnitedReports say the defender’s visa has been processed and that he is in ManchesterThe 28-year-old is in Manchester self-isolating before taking his United medical By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline
Published: 12:12 EDT, 6 August 2021 | Updated: 13:56 EDT, 6 August 2021
Raphael Varane is one step closer to completing his move to Manchester United as reports claim the defender’s visa has been processed.
The 28-year-old is also said to be in Manchester self-isolating before taking his medical with the Red Devils ahead of his £42m move to Old Trafford.
The news comes just days Varane posted a farewell message to LaLiga giants Madrid on his Instagram, and addressed his colleagues to thank them for 10 ‘amazing’ years at the club.
Raphael Varane is one step closer to completing his more to Manchester United as reports claim the defender’s visa has been processed
The 28-year-old is also said to be in Manchester self-isolating before taking his medical with the Red Devils ahead of his £42m move to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
The France World Cup winner has been a long-term target for the Old Trafford club and will now join some illustrious names to have represented the Spanish capital side and the Manchester outfit.
However, it will be a race against time for Varane to feature in Manchester United’s opening Premier League game against Leeds United on August 14.
Nevertheless, the centre-back will be a valuable addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – having won three LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Varane effectively confirmed his move on Instagram, posting an emotional farewell message
Writing in Spanish, Varane thanked Real Madrid for ’10 incredible and wonderful years’
Prior to the deal being completed, Solskjaer said: ‘I know Sir Alex (Ferguson) was very, very close to signing him, so this time around we’ve got him at the other end of his career.
‘He’s proved over his whole career what a good person he is first of all, professional and he’s won what there is to win.’
The signing of Varane and Jadon Sancho is a clear sign of intent from United that they are ready to breach the gap between them and rivals Man City, who won the Premier League by 12 points last season.