Manchester United have completed the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on a four-year deal, and which the club have announced.
Manchester United announced on July 27 that a deal for Raphael Varane had been agreed but a medical and personal terms had yet to be finalised. Sources disclosed that a deal worth approximately €41 million had been agreed.
Manchester United unveiled Raphael Varane, who penned a contract to 2025, ahead of their game against Leeds United on Saturday. He wasn’t in the squad for the match, which his new team won 5-1, as he hasn’t trained with the side yet.
“Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in the world of football and the chance to come here and play in the Premier League is something I couldn’t turn down,” he said in a statement.
“There is a lot more that I want to achieve in my career and I know I’m joining a squad full of great players who will all have the same determination to win matches and trophies. Having spoken to the manager I can see how much progress has been made over the last few seasons and I can now join a group ready to play at the highest level.
“I want to make an impact here and I will give everything to become part of this club’s history.
The 28 year old is Manchester United’s third signing of the summer after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also brought in Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton.
Raphael Varane was in the final year of his contract at Real Madrid and the club opted to sell him this summer rather than lose him on a free transfer later down the line.
Over the decade he spent at the Bernabeu he made 360 appearances where he won three LaLiga titles and four Champions League trophies.
Sources disclosed that despite this success, he was looking for a new challenge in the Premier League.