Man United agree initial fee of €40m for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane

Fee could rise to €48m for French international centre back

Manchester United have agreed an initial fee of €40 million for Real Madrid defender  Raphael Varane. Photograph:   Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Manchester United have agreed an initial fee of €40 million for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

 

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign France centre back Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for an initial €40 million British media reported on Monday.

Sky Sports said the fee would rise to €48 million including add-ons for World Cup-winner Varane, who has one year remaining on his contract at Real.

The 28-year-old has featured over 350 times for the Spanish club, winning three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies since joining them in 2011 from French side Lens.

He lifted the World Cup with France in 2018, and played in all four of their games at this year’s European Championship as they were eliminated by Switzerland in the last 16.

Last week, England winger Jadon Sancho joined United from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €85 million.

They will begin their Premier League campaign on August 14th against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

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