Can Varane turn Man Utd into title contenders?
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Manchester United are edging closer to the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, with the Red Devils having agreed a deal in principle to bring the 28-year-old to Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking for a top-class operator to partner Harry Maguire at the back for some time, with Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly struggling to live up to expectations over the course of last season.
However, the Norwegian boss appears to have finally solved his dilemma with the imminent addition of Varane. Fabrizio Romano .
Varane is close to finalising his £42m move to United (Image: GETTY)
Varane is expected to fly to the United Kingdom later this week in order to complete the formalities of his move, but the Frenchman will face a short delay before he can sign on the dotted line. BBC Sport .
The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal at Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)
He played a hugely important role throughout the previous campaign for Los Blancos, who were unable to prevent Atletico Madrid from sealing the Spanish title on the final day with a slender margin of just two points. talkSPORT .
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United finished as Premier League runners-up last season (Image: EXPRESS)
“Harry Maguire has had a fantastic Euros, so he’ll come back full of confidence. “But to have someone next to him like Varane, a World Cup winner, multiple La Ligas, Champions League. Again, I think four Champions Leagues. “He’s a winner, he’s still young, still only 28. So £40m plus add-ons, if that’s true, is an outstanding price that they’re getting him for. “In terms of defence, if they can get potentially Trippier with rumours of him as well that’s going to come in. We don’t know what will happen, whether he will be a back-up or whether Aaron Wan-Bissaka will try and move in and play three at the back. “But you’re looking at a fantastic defence there. If you’ve got three of Maguire, Wan-Bissaka and Varane, that looks unbeatable at the moment.”
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