Machester United are on the verge of signing Raphael Varane. To SPORT1-Information, the 28-year-old central defender has agreed on the contractual details with Manchester United – including a term until 2026. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has also left the top performer, according to the Mirror already agreed.
There is still no agreement between the two clubs, but Real and United are not that far away. Los Blancos are asking for a little more than the 50 million euros that the English record champions have put on the table. Both parties are confident that the deal will work out.
Should the transfer of the French actually take place, then United would have signed the second top-class player in this transfer window.
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United dig deep into their pockets for newcomers
The commitment of BVB star Jadon Sancho is also ready – only an official confirmation from both clubs is still pending. It becomes clear: Manchester United have big plans for the next season – and are digging deep into their pockets.
The Red Devils are loud for Sancho SPORT1-Information around 85 million on the table.
The commitment of the European Championship finalist comes at just the right time. Due to an operation on his shoulder, Marcus Rashford will be out until at least October – for the newcomer from BVB this is the chance to prove himself and fight for a regular place.
Sancho can compensate for Rashford’s failure
The gap left by Rashford’s failure on the left can be closed by Sancho. Already at BVB, Sancho was usually strongest when he played on the left front.
By buying the winger, the Red Devils are now even more variable on the offensive. With Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Sancho, Manchester have three world-class winger players in their squad.
Then there are the two 19-year-old talents Amad Diallo and Facuno Pellistri, who are predicted to have a bright future. United also has a sixth option for the wing with Welshman Daniel James.
Last season, United had the second most dangerous offensive in the Premier League with 73 goals – this figure could be exceeded again in the new season.
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In the past, however, the defensive was not quite as stable. Of the teams that finished in the top four, United conceded the most goals with 44 goals.
For comparison: These are only two goals less than the sixteenth in the table from Brighton.
United defensive often not saddled
With Varane United could now regain the much-needed stability on the defensive. Captain Harry Maguire was in central defense for Manchester United last season.
However, his alternating defense partners Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelöf were a constant source of uncertainty and were often unable to convince.
The 28-year-old Varane could now fill this hole. The French international was seeded at Real Madrid and played a major role in the fact that Los Blancos only conceded 25 goals in the league – top league value!
Together with Maguire, he could form the centerpiece of Manchester United’s defense in the future.
Manchester want to attack in the new season
An axis consisting of Maguire and Varane in defense, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in midfield and Rashford, Sancho and Martial in attack is superlative – and should certainly frighten one or the other opponent.
One thing is certain: Manchester United want to attack next season and reach for the championship.
The last time he did this was in the 2012/13 season under Sir Alex Ferguson. Since then, local rivals Manchester City have won the title four times – including last season, twelve points ahead of United in second place. A gap that needs to be caught up or even overcome.
With Varane and Sancho, this seems quite possible.