Manchester United’s swoop for Real Madrid player stalls

He is a player that shows big promise but is not first choice with bench-warming duties too often his fate and after five-years at Real, he finds he still needs to patiently wait for the veterans Ramos and Pepe to move aside to get his opportunity. 

The situation seems one that the French centre-back is content with if not happy with.

Varane is still only 23 and has a contract set to run until 2020 after he signed a six-year contract in 2014-15. It could be that the player who played in the Champions League final has been given the nod that this year he will come of age and get more opportunities at the Bernabeu.

Varane joined Real Madrid from Lens in 2011 and has made a steady number of appearances and it was only because of injury that he failed to make the France squad for Euro 2016. 

He is known for his great technique and intelligent play with former France defender Frank Leboeuf believing that Varane has the potential to eclipse Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro. Leboeuf feels that Varane to be stronger and faster than the Hierro.

The defender has spoken openly about his future and the situation, effectively ending speculation about his future with links reported at Manchester United and Chelsea in recent windows.

“I want to stay here this year, I feel loved by the fans who want the best for me, and the best is yet to come,” he said.

“I hope to be allowed to start afresh- I’d like to push on, to continue improving. After being at Real for five years, I want to make the next step.”

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