Real Madrid have signed a contract with Manchester United FC to transfer French defender Rafael Varane.
The deal has been in the news since last week, with both clubs officially confirming the transfer in a statement issued on Tuesday. The Premier League will reportedly pay an initial fee of 34 34 million to the La Liga giants. However, according to BBC, This amount can go up to 42 million.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has agreed to a long four-year deal with the Red Devils, which includes the option of an additional 12-month extension. Consensus with both sides, the transfer is expected to be “finalized under medical and the terms of the players,” according to a United statement.
Upon arrival in the UK, Varanasi will have to undergo quarantine, after which he will seek medical treatment with the club.
With the departure of both Warren and captain Sergio Ramos, Los Blancos will miss two of their first-choice defenders this season. The club initially wanted the Frenchman to remain, but eventually decided to pay him now instead of leaving him on a free transfer at the end of the season at the end of his contract.
“Real Madrid wants to show all its love to Rafael Varane and his family and wishes them good luck in this new phase of their professional careers,” read a statement from Los Blancos.
“Our club would like to thank you for your professionalism and exemplary conduct during our 10 clubs,” the statement concluded.
Verne made 360 notable appearances for Real Madrid, winning several trophies along the way, including four UEFA Champions League trophies. He and Ramos had a strong partnership behind him and their departure marks the end of an era at the club.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Oli Gunnar Solskjیرr will be happy to complete his third signing this summer. He has so far welcomed the signing of goalkeeper Tom Hatton and the move by England star Judon Sancho from the Bundesliga in the German Bundesliga.
Varane has been a target of Manchester United since the time of Sir Alex Ferguson. However, it was Real Madrid’s ability to take him away from the French side, where he began his career at the Youth Academy.