EPL SPORTS GIST TRANSFER MANCHESTER UNITED CONFIRMS RAPHAEL VARANE DEAL FROM MADRID By Admin Posted on July 27, 2021 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Manchester United has confirmed that they have agreed to sign defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. The cost of the France international, including add-ons, is estimated to be £41 million. “Manchester United is thrilled to announce that the club has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup champion Raphael Varane, subject to a medical and the completion of player terms,” the club stated in a statement. United has already bought England international Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73 million, and the signing of Varane is a further statement of commitment. Varane has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world, having joined Real from Lens in the summer of 2011. He went on to make over 350 appearances for the club and 79 times for France, helping the country win the World Cup in 2018. Varane’s first competitive action for United might come against Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14 if the trade goes through as planned.