Manchester United make major breakthrough in Raphael Varane race

Raphael Varane is a player that Manchester United have been heavily linked with over the course of the past month or so, and it looks like they have made a major breakthrough in the transfer race to sign him this summer.

The Red Devils were expected to try and sign a centre-back in this summer transfer window and it goes without saying that Varane is one of the best in the position at this point of time.

With just a year left on his current deal, there is a possibility that he could be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. And as reported by GOAL, Varane has an agreement in principle to sign with Manchester United over a contract until 2026. But till now, there remains no deal in place with Real Madrid for the defender.

No transfer bid has been made yet and Varane has not asked to leave yet either. Now, it will depend on whether the two clubs can reach an agreement over a transfer.

Can Manchester United sign Varane this summer?

It does feel like the club have a good chance of signing Varane this summer. With just a year left on his current deal, Real Madrid might have to let him leave soon or he will become a free agent a season later, if he does not reach a contract extension with the Spanish giants.

It is not hard to see why the Red Devils are interested in signing the French World Cup winner. He has a magnificent combination of world-class quality and top level experience that very few other defenders in the world possess at this point of time.

As a result, he could almost be the perfect partner for Harry Maguire in the heart of the defence. Now it will all depend on the club agreeing a deal with Real Madrid, who are believed to be looking for a transfer fee in the region of €60 million.