Manchester United have been repeatedly named as a contender to sign Raphaël Varane as there’s still lack of clarity over his future at Real Madrid.
The defender’s contract expires in 2022 and he’s not accepted a renewal proposal tabled by Los Blancos. He’s looking for a salary similar to the one offered to new signing, David Alaba, to sign a new deal.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side were also dealing with Sergio Ramos’ extension as his contract expires at the end of this month. The La Liga side have now confirmed the Spaniard will leave as a free agent.
El Larguero director Manu Carreño has given his take on the France international’s future, after the latest development in the Ramos case.
“Does this imply that Real Madrid will no longer sell Varane? The answer is no. If Madrid can sell Varane, they’ll sell him,” Carreño said.
“He has one year left, has offers from the Premier League. It seems that the one that is closest is Manchester United and that Ramos’ exit does not imply that Varane stays.
“However, Alaba, Militao, Nacho and Vallejo would remain, and Real Madrid would recover him [Vallejo].
“And the question that many ask themselves, with the money of Varane would they make another central? Well, I think Madrid with those four power plants needs money more than another player.”
AS explain that renewing the former Lens man’s contract is a ‘priority’ for Real Madrid, but if they were to receive a ‘super offer’, ‘it will be studied’.
Varane currently earns €6m net per season and is looking for an improved contract. His wages is ‘very far’ from the deal [worth €12m net per season] offered to Alaba.
The Frenchman is aware that at the age of 28, it will be the last big contract of his career. AS also add he has received ‘important offers’, especially from United and Paris Saint-Germain.
With Ramos’ exit confirmed and offers from United and PSG, Varane has more prominence to negotiate a better deal with Real Madrid.