Raphael Varane remains Manchester United’s primary target at center-back this summer and the Red Devils are ready to sign him if he becomes available, as per The Telegraph.
But they are wary that the Frenchman could do what Sergio Ramos did back in 2015: ‘use Man United’s interest in him as leverage’ to get a better deal at Real Madrid.
Then in 2015, most United fans felt the Red Devils would sign Sergio Ramos as there were a lot of rumors linking the Spanish center-back with a move to Old Trafford.
However, he ended up signing a new deal with Madrid, saying that he had ‘never wanted’ to leave the Spanish Capital.
Similar to Ramos’ case back then, Varane’s current contract expires in 2022. The Frenchman makes €5.5m yearly at the Bernabeu and Man United are said to be ready to offer him a €12m yearly wage.
Although a recent report claims that United are preparing an official offer for the 28-year-old defender and that personal terms are close to being finalized.