Three-time European champions Manchester United have been dealt a major transfer blow after one of their big targets made a decision on his future.
Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane is a long-term transfer target of Manchester United and that’s how it will stay after the Frenchman confirmed his long-term plans.
In a chat with Spanish newspaper Marca, Varane revealed that he will stay at Real Madrid who are trying to get back to the top of European football.
Manchester United had one of the worst defensive records during the just concluded Premier League season and senior club officials want to sign a quality centre back but they will have to look elsewhere after the new development concerning the aforementioned Varane.
Just like what was obtainable with Real Madrid, Varane had an average season before casting serious doubt on his Real Madrid future by saying that he wants to experience a new challenge.
The 2018 World Cup winner has since had a change of heart.
Raphael Varane had a phenomenal 2018 after winning a third successive Champions League title with Spanish giants Real Madrid before winning the World Cup title with the French national team last summer.
France won a second World Cup title at last summer’s tournament in Russia.