After Jadon Sancho, Manchester United nearing deal for Raphael Varane
Manchester United continues to remain the record 20-time champion of England. It had roped in winger Jadon Sancho on Thursday from Borussia Dortmund while it is nearing a deal for Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane.
Record 20-time English Premier League champion Manchester United might be without the EPL title for the past eight seasons. However, it still continues to remain one of the top English clubs, besides maintaining its nature of luring in top players from across the world.
United made headlines on Thursday when it roped in English winger Jadon Sancho for Borussia Dortmund. The deal is reported to be worth £73 million, while he is set to sign a five-year contract worth £350,000 per week.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho. The signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical, which will be completed after Jadon’s involvement in the UEFA European Championship,” United said in a statement.
Meanwhile, it seems like United has already switched its focus to its subsequent signing, as it is eyeing French defender Raphaël Varane from Real Madrid. Moreover, ESPN reports that according to sources, United is nearing to completion of the deal.
Varane still has a year left in his contract. However, United is willing to cash him in right now, while Madrid too would like to sell him directly, rather than losing him for free next season.
Initially, Madrid has set an asking price of €70 million, which United felt was unrealistic. However, it seems like the club got an indication from manager Carlo Ancelotti regarding offloading him, as United expect to rope him in for €50 million.
A United source also told ESPN that talks have already been held with Madrid and are still ongoing. However, a specific date of completing the transfer is yet to be finalised, despite France’s unexpected end to the Euro campaign, to Switzerland, in the pre-quarters.
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