Fabrizio Romano: Raphael Varane set to sign five-year deal with Man United

Fabrizio Romano says Raphael Varane is set to sign a five-year contract with Manchester United after the Red Devils agreed a fee with Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)

Raphael Varane is poised to sign a five-year contract with Manchester United after the Red Devils agreed a fee with Real Madrid, according to reporter Fabrizio Romano.

The Red Devils have been relentlessly linked with a move to bring the central defender to Old Trafford from Real Madrid this summer and they finally announced that they had agreed a deal to land the 28-year-old on Tuesday night.

The size of the fee has not been disclosed but it is reported to be worth an initial £34m, potentially rising to £42m.

A statement from Manchester United released on Tuesday night read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup winner, Raphael Varane, subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised.”

Varane, who was part of the France squad at Euro 2020, had less than a year left to run on his contract with Real Madrid, and he is now set to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with the Red Devils ahead of his move to Old Trafford.

Italian reporter Romano has now delivered an update on Manchester United’s swoop to sign Varane this summer, revealing that an agreement on personal terms is close and that he is expected to pen a five-year deal with the Premier League runners-up.

Speaking on his YouTube Channel before the deal was announced by the Red Devils on Tuesday night, Romano said: “Now it’s almost done. Raphael Varane will be joining Manchester United.

“The deal is in the final stages with the two clubs working on the payment structure and the fee.

“Everything will be completed in the comings days. Varane will play for Manchester United. He has an agreement on personal terms for five years with Manchester United.

“Varane wants to join Manchester United. He feels it’s something really special for him. The clubs have an agreement in principle.”

Varane scored two goals in 31 La Liga games for Real Madrid last season.

Manchester United are looking to challenge for the Premier League title next term after they finished second and without a trophy last season.

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