Man Utd handed Raphael Varane setback

 Man Utd handed Raphael Varane setback

Man Utd handed Raphael Varane setback

Man Utd handed Raphael Varane setback as announcement ‘may have to wait another week’
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane ahead of the new season.

Manchester United could be forced to delay their unveiling of new signing Raphael Varane until next week, with the Real Madrid defender yet to make the trip to England, according to reports. The Red Devils have all but rubber-stamped a deal to bring Varane to Old Trafford ahead of the new campaign, but there are said to be a number of obstacles preventing his official announcement.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has long been on the lookout for a new central defender to partner Harry Maguire into next season and beyond.

The Norwegian boss appears to have found his solution in Varane, who is poised to sign a four-year contract at the club with the option of a fifth.

Man Utd handed Raphael Varane setback

Regarding Raphael Varane medical, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spanner in the works for the France international, with travel arrangements taking a big hit due to regulations in the United Kingdom. Spain, where Varan will be making the trip from, is on the UK’s ‘amber list’, which means that the 28-year-old will have to quarantine for five days upon arrival.

The 28-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s finest centre-backs since joining Real from Lens back in 2011, winning four Champions League titles during his fruitful period in the Spanish capital.

However, he will cut ties with the La Liga giants this summer in order to join United in a move that could be worth up to £42.7million with add-ons.

Although everything has been agreed in principle, United are yet to officially confirm the signing of Varane, and the Red Devils could be forced to hold out for another seven days at least.

Varane has not yet arrived in the country because he is waiting on a visa in order to complete his move, according to The Telegraph.

Raphaël Varane stats
LaLiga
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2020-21
31
2
0
2
0
2019-20
32
2
1
2
0
2018-19
32
2
0
0
1
2017-18
27
0
1
3
0
2016-17
23
1
2
1
0
2015-16
26
0
0
5
1
2014-15
27
0
0
1
0
UEFA Champions League
Year
Matches
Goals
Yellow
Red
2020-21
9
0
2
0
2019-20
8
0
1
0
2018-19
4
0
1
0
2017-18
11
0
1
0
2016-17
10
2
0
0
2015-16
7
0
1
0
2014-15
12
0
0
0

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Supercopa de España
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2021
1
0
0
0
0
2020
2
0
0
0
0
2017
2
0
0
0
0
2014
1
0
0
0
0
Audi Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2019
2
0
0
0
0
2015
1
0
0
0
0
International Champions Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2019
2
0
0
0
0
2017
3
0
0
1
0
2016
3
0
0
0
0
2015
4
1
0
0
0
Copa del Rey
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2018-19
4
0
0
0
0
2017-18
1
0
0
0
2016-17
3
1
0
0
2014-15
4
2
1
0
Club World Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2018
2
0
0
0
0
2017
2
0
0
0
0
2016
2
0
0
0
0
2014
2
0
0
0
0
UEFA Super Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2018
1
0
0
0
0
2017
1
0
0
0
0
2016
1
0
0
0
0

He will also need to quarantine after touching down in Manchester before he is able to thrash out the formalities of his impending switch.

The Frenchman is yet to undergo a medical or sign on the dotted line, with his unveiling now likely to be placed on hold until next week.

The situation will deal a blow to United’s pre-season plans, with Varane now unable to feature in their final warm-up match against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

He has been training with Real since his return from international duty at Euro 2020, but Solskjaer would have reaped the rewards of at least one friendly to assess his new signing before the Premier League campaign gets underway.

It remains to be seen whether or not Varane will be involved for the Red Devils against Leeds United on the opening day next weekend.

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