Under contract until June 2022, Raphael Varane does not plan to extend with Real Madrid. Eager to strengthen its defensive sector this summer, PSG took action to try to recruit him.
PSG Mercato: Officialization Monday for Donnarumma
According to information from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Gianluigi Donnarumma will undergo his medical examination on Monday before committing to Paris Saint-Germain for the next five seasons, ie until 2026. Free on June 30, the 22-year-old goalkeeper refused to extend his contract with the ‘AC Milan. Announced at several other major European clubs, the Italian international has reached an agreement with Leonardo for an arrival at PSG.
Everything is settled between the two parties and the young porter will join the workforce of Paris SG to compete with Keylor Navas and a salary of 12 million euros per year, bonus included. After this big market opportunity, Paris Saint-Germain are also looking to get their hands on Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid open door to Varane sale
Indeed, according to our colleagues from the site Foot Mercato, Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi approached Real Madrid management to inquire about a possible transfer of Raphael Varane. “In addition to having contacted the player’s agent, Leonardo discussed the Varane case with Real Madrid management, in order to know his availability in particular”, explains the sports media. Still according to the same source, Florentino Pérez and his family do not necessarily oppose a departure from the French international provided they receive a suitable proposal.
Carlo Ancelotti, the new coach of the Merengues, would like to be able to count on Varane for the future, but the club seem to have made a reason for the former central defender of RC Lens. Estimated at 70 million euros by the specialized site Transfermarkt, the 28-year-old could well land at PSG this summer. Still according to the same source, the vice-champion of France is also trying to attract the Madrid partner of Varane, Sergio Ramos. On the verge of formalizing the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma and announced as the big favorite to welcome Ramos, Paris Saint-Germain could also afford the services of Varane.
Case to be continued …