Real Madrid Defender Raphael Varane has agreed to sign a five year contract until 2026 and join Manchester United, MySportDab reports.
Manchester United are now one step closer to signing a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire.
The contract terms will be useless if Manchester United fail to reach an agreement on a fee with Real Madrid for Varane.
However, Real Madrid know already that the 28-year-old is determined to leave the club this summer.
Manchester United are in direct contact with Real Madrid for Raphaël Varane since one week. Varane wants a Premier League experience but he’ll be respectful. He’s not breaking his relationship with Real. 🔴 #MUFC
It’s up to the two clubs to reach an agreement. Talks on.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2021
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to do more business in the transfer market after signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund so far.
United have always wanted a central defender to play alongside Harry Maguire in defence since he joined the club.
His current defensive partner Victor Lindelof has struggled to form a good partnership with the £80m player.
Now, According to Goal, Manchester United have agreed a five-year contract with Raphael Varane until 2026.
Raphael Varane has an agreement in place with Manchester United for a five-year contract at Old Trafford 🤝
However, the two clubs are yet to strike a deal for his transfer.
How good a signing would this be? 👇 pic.twitter.com/Ty2DP6PsBy
— Goal (@goal) July 22, 2021
The French defender will get a pay rise in the new contract and complete his transfer to Manchester United.
United have still not submitted an official bid for the player as of today.
Real Madrid have already lost one defender in form of Sergio Ramos to PSG this summer.
Los Blancos plan to continue their clear-out and Varane could leave next like Ramos.
Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid want to recover funds after the financial impact of the Covid-19 shutdown.
Real Madrid are still determined to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe with the funds raised.
Meanwhile, Raphael Varane has just one year left on his Real Madrid contract.
Real Madrid value Varane at £50m, but Manchester United believe that price is too high given his contact will expire next summer.