According to a story by MARCA, Real Madrid expects that Raphael Varane does not plan to extend his deal with the club and therefore will be willing to consider offers for the defender this coming summer.
Since joining the club in 2011, the French defender has been an integral part of the club and this summer will mark a decade since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu. Florentino Perez has publicly heralded Varane as the potential captain of the club, but a departure could soon be on the cards without action on contract renewal. Real Madrid’s hand could be forced this summer as the Frenchman’s contract expires in 2022.
Both PSG and Manchester United are said to be interested in the defender and Madrid will demand €50 million for his signature.
Varane is one of the few members of the existing first-team squad in a pandemic devastated sector that still retains a high value. The transfer proceeds, if sold, could help Madrid cover some of its losses. With the future of both Varane and Sergio Ramos in question, it’s little wonder why Madrid is looking to secure the Bosman signing of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba.
The MARCA article could be the club’s pressure to feel the player’s intentions for renewal, or Varane could just be finding a new challenge.