Why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United?

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Why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United
Why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United

The much anticipated transfer of Raphael Varane has been completed. The French defender has agreed to join Manchester United from Real Madrid for a deal worth an initial £34.2m. Varane will partner with captain Harry Maguire at the heart of the back line. Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Raphael Varane and he was in connection with the club since a long time. This transfer has bring a lot of happiness at Old Trafford. The Red Devils fans are very happy for the arrival of Varane. However, there has been a depressing phase going on in the life of Madridistas. Few days back, captain and defender Sergio Ramos has left the club and joined PSG on a free transfer. Now their another centre back Raphael Varane is also leaving the club. The fans are sad and want to know the reason as to Why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United.

Why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United?

Truly speaking, the move of Varane to Manchester United is actually a shocking one. Raphael Varane is one of the most decorated and respected defenders in world football. He won four Champions League trophies and three La Liga titles, among many other pieces of silverware with Real Madrid. After the departure of Sergio Ramos, he would have been the main man at the back but he choose to leave.

Raphael Varane to Manchester United
Raphael Varane to Manchester United

The reason why Raphael Varane left Real Madrid for Manchester United is simply that he just wanted to take on a new challenge. The player believes that now is the time for a change of scenery in his career. He was keen to move to Premier League for a long time. However, he could have stayed at Real Madrid for one more season if the club wanted him to stay. Varane had just 12 months remained on his current contract with the Spainsh club. Varane rejected a new Real Madrid contract extension ahead of the new season and therefore the club was left with two choices : either to sell him now or lose him for free next year.

The World Cup winner has been with Real Madrid since 2011. He has won everything which was there to win. Now he is heading to the Premier League to take on a new challenge.

Before his departure to Manchester, Varane said goodbyes to his Real Madrid teammates at the training centre. He also gave a farewell speech to his teammates on the training pitch.

Here’s the official video released by the account of Real Madrid :

 

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Raphael Varane also posted an emotion message on his social media account after his transfer move was announced :

 

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