Raphael Varane’s future could be resolved soon following France’s exit from Euro 2020 on Monday.
Les Blues conceded three goals in normal time before bowing out of the tournament on penalties in the Round of 16. However, Varane, alongside Paul Pogba, was one of the few French players who didn’t disappoint against Switzerland.
Now that the European Championships is over for the duo, more clarity over their future is expected in the coming weeks. Both Varane and Pogba are heading into the final year of their contract at Santiago Bernabeu and Old Trafford respectively.
Soon after Yann Sommer saved Kylian Mbappe’s penalty to secure a shootout win, a transfer update regarding the French centre-back’s next step was shared by Spanish journalist Pipi Estrada.
Estrada, appearing as a guest on El Chiringuito TV, claimed ‘the agreement is total’ between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
However, the report should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it’s very unlikely that the La Liga giants would reach any kind of agreement with any club without confirmation on Varane’s final decision.
But at the same time, the 28-year-old won’t be allowed to run down his contract, akin to Sergio Ramos.
Further, since his national duties are now over the decision-makers in the Spanish capital would want a swift resolution so as to plan their rebuild under Carlo Ancelotti accordingly.