Former Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane has arrived in England, where he will be quarantined during the novel Coronavirus Epidemic. Once cleared, he will undergo a medical examination before officially appearing as a Manchester United player.
The Premier League team had earlier confirmed that they had agreed to sign the Frenchman from the La Liga giants. Real Madrid initially wanted the defender to extend his contract due to the fact that he had already lost center-back Sergio Ramos earlier this summer.
However, Varanasi refused to extend, and Real Madrid decided not to extend it for the remainder of their contract. Instead of losing it for free next summer, Los Blancos decided to take the cash. The Red Devils took advantage of the opportunity, and Olivier Gunnar Solskjیرr was happy to find a teammate behind Captain Harry McGuire.
Real Madrid are set to make 43 43 million from the transfer, with the medical results being the final step towards fulfilling the contract. According to Manchester Evening News, The transfer is expected to be completed by Wednesday next week. By this time, the quarantine will be over, he will have passed his medical examination, and his contract will be signed.
Club fans are hoping the World Cup-winning Frenchman could be available for his season’s opening match against Leeds on August 14. Although he will likely be fit, the lack of training with the squad could hamper his immediate introduction to the starting lineup.
The delay is partly due to Varanasi taking an extended leave of absence this summer after France went deeper into the European Championships. He also took the time to sort things out in Madrid, where he was seen visiting the training ground and saying goodbye to his former teammates and club president Florentino Perez.
Varan is expected to sign a four-year deal with Manchester United, which has the option to extend for another year.