A tier-two source [Spanish news outlet, AS], Raphael Varane is closing in on an exit from Real Madrid this summer.
The 28-year-old French defender’s contract expires in 2022 and AS understands that Los Blancos won’t make a ‘great effort’ to keep him beyond that.
However, instead of letting the high-profile defender leave for free next year, it makes sense for Real Madrid to sell him for a cut-price fee in the upcoming transfer window.
Moreover, Raphael is reportedly determined to leave and has spent the past few months preparing a departure from the club. Even though he is Sergio Ramos’ go-to pairing over the years now, his future at Bernabeu remains uncertain.
As a result, Manchester United has been linked with the Frenchman as the quest for Harry Maguire’s perfect partner continues.