At the end of his contract in a year, Varane has not yet decided what his future will be.
The renewal of Raphaël Varane (28) has been a subject of interest at Real Madrid since mid-2020 and it is more so after the farewell of Sergio Ramos. At this point, the Frenchman has not made a decision regarding his future. He has not asked to leave and there are options both for him to continue and for him to close his Madrid chapter.
Varane expires at the Santiago Bernabéu in 2022, so his negotiating position is very favorable. At Real Madrid, they believe the player’s intention is not to extend that link, but they will do everything possible to get their proposal to be agreed. Details have yet to be worked out, but that will be until 2025 or 2026 and with a pay rise that rewards the footballer’s current trajectory and performance.
If the goal is not reached, a destination will be found for it so as not to lose it at zero cost next summer. The desired price for this operation is 70 million euros, a figure that is disproportionate due to the contractual situation of the defense and the crisis generated by the coronavirus. Maybe 40-50 million makes more sense.
Focused on the Blues with whom he competes in Euro 2020, where he distinguished himself during the triumph against Germany, the Lille resident is waiting for events to act. He wants to assess the Madrid project and study the different proposals that come to him, from Manchester United (his budget is not high and he likes Pau Torres a lot) and Chelsea (his priority is to secure Christensen and Rudiger), without excluding PSG , an old lover.
What Varane chose did not depend on Sergio Ramos or economic amounts (his higher salary follows the path he takes), but sporting aspects. Something similar happened in 2019, when he seriously considered taking on a challenge in another league. PSG positioned themselves on him and, if he did not argue with the same force, United also tested him.
He ultimately stayed by not leaving after a season without titles. Now he’s 18 and can become Real Madrid’s most successful player of all time. Zidane’s return had a considerable influence, which convinced him not to take the door. These weeks, it could be Ancelotti, with whom he shares a representative agency, who would repeat this maneuver.