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Raphael Varane Was Signed After Manchester United Made An Impressive And Convincing Offer

Manchester United’s new aggressive and relentless pursuit of Raphael Varane has signaled the start of a new era at Old Trafford, with the club’s newlook backroom team even giving a presentation to ultimately land their long-term goal.
The Red Devils’ traditionally difficult procedure of doing deals, which has been highly criticized in the past, is no longer, according to Director of Football Negotiations Matt Judge, who is now directing the club’s new dynamic transfer policy.
According to The Telegraph, Judge’s keen and sharp eye in the presentation served to impress the Frenchman before they reached an agreement in principle earlier this week.
Manchester United’s football director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher also helped drive home the Old Trafford culture and philosophy as they tried to persuade a target who they had been after for two years to join their cause.
Fans got highly angry with how transactions were prolonged out over extended periods of time with little or no end result under chief executive Ed Woodward, who is poised to leave the club later this year.
Nevertheless, in the midst of a summer that has already seen them sign Jadon Sancho for PS73 million, the tide is shifting in the north west of England.
Once Varane turned down a contract extension from Real in March, United made their move and began to construct a strong strategy.
By April, Real had made up their mind about selling the centre-back, and United remained focused on completing a deal for Sancho before focusing entirely on Varane.
United’s director of football negotiations Matt Judge (right) has pioneered the club’s’slick’ new transfer policy. United executives John Murtough (left) and Darren Fletcher (right) also helped persuade Varane.
Varane had been in communication with United on a regular basis since the January window closed, and they had stepped up their approach in recent weeks, given France’s elimination from the Euros at the last-16 stage.
While the club has been burned before, they attempted not to get carried away this time, but Varane was persuaded to become their latest marquee acquisition thanks to their solid and airtight presentation of all things United.
United finally got their man on Monday.
The Premier League heavyweights revealed that a PS42 million fee had been agreed, with PS34 million up front and PS8 million in add-ons, with both the club and the player having previously agreed on personal conditions, with an announcement expected on Tuesday night.
‘Manchester United is thrilled to announce the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the acquisition of French international defender and World Cup champion Raphael Varane, subject to a medical and player terms being finalised,’ the club stated in a short statement. Varane is considered as a headline signing and may be the key to helping United fight for trophies.
‘Real Madrid wishes Raphael Varane and his family all the best at this next step of his professional career,’ said United forward Marcus Rashford on Twitter. ‘Can we please stop spamming my tweets now, oui oui,’ he added.
Varane returned to Madrid’s training camp this week for pre-season medical checks, but travel arrangements were made quickly as the transfer process progressed.
His departure brings an end to a 10-year tenure in Madrid, during which he won LaLiga three times and the Champions League four times.
United have taken advantage of Real Madrid’s need to raise finances this summer in order to prepare for a Kylian Mbappe bid next year, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has the defensive partner for Harry Maguire he’s been looking for as he continues the transformation of the squad he inherited from Jose Mourinho in 2018.
Varane’s arrival adds to boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successful summer. The Frenchman joins United as the club’s third signing, following Jadon Sancho (pictured) and Tom Heaton. RAPHAEL VARANE’S CAREER SO FAR Age: 28 Nationality: French Position: Centre back Clubs: Lens (2010-11), Real Madrid (2011-21), Manchester United (2021-) International: France (79 caps, 5 goals Honours: 1x
One of United’s long-standing weaknesses has been the lack of a central defender to play alongside England’s Harry Maguire, with Victor Lindelof unable to match the PS80 million captain’s qualities.
Sancho and Varane’s additions signal that United is ready to close the gap on Premier League champions Manchester City, who won by a massive 12 points last season.
Last season, United placed second in England’s top flight and came second in the Europa League against Villarreal, who defeated United in a long-running penalty shootout in the Gdańsk final.
United’s defensive reinforcements might continue with a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, as well as Atletico Madrid and England right back Kieran Trippier – plus a midfielder.
Varane’s France teammate has reportedly been on Solskjaer’s wish list for some time, but United will face competition from Chelsea, Spurs, and Real Madrid for the 22-year-old.

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