Real Madrid aims to run out of another of its best center-backs, the historic ones, at least, of the last decade. After the departure of Sergio Ramos, the whites would be close to losing Raphael Varane. The French defender refuses to sign the contract renewal, so the Valdebebas institution would have no choice but to sell him in the 2021 summer transfer market.
Otherwise, the Frenchman will leave in 2022 without leaving a only euro in the club box. Along these lines, according to the English newspaper ‘Mirror’, this week will be key to defining the future of Varane. Although he is focused on France at the European Championship, the 28-year-old defender and his representatives will start talking with Manchester United, one of the main stakeholders in his services.
Real Madrid has valued its footballer at 75 million euros. It remains to be seen if the Premier League team agrees to pay such a high price in times of financial crisis from the pandemic. It is not ruled out that the "Red Devils" include players in the negotiations to lower the price of Varane.
Always according to the aforementioned source, Varane, who has won four Champions League at Real Madrid, is upset with the white team for having negotiated with Luka Modric, Lucas Vázquez and even Sergio Ramos before him.
The Spanish club has not been slow to find a replacement for the Frenchman. It is nothing less than his compatriot Jules Koundé. The central defender of Sevilla was one of the revelations of last LaLiga and in Valdebebas they already see him dressed in white in the next season.
With Alaba, Militao, Vallejo and Nacho, in Real Madrid they are clear that one more defender must be signed. That is why Koundé has placed himself in the front row to reinforce Carlo Ancelotti's team. The next few days will be key to define the arrival of the Frenchman, who has a contract with Seville until 2024.