Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane should consider whether Manchester United really present a good transfer option, one pundit has claimed.
United have reportedly identified the France international as a key target for the summer transfer window. Despite his importance in Madrid and Sergio Ramos’ exit, he could still leave. He only has a year left on his contract but has supposedly told Los Blancos that he wants to find a new club.
Links with a move to Old Trafford for Varane have stepped up in recent days.
After telling Madrid he wants to leave, reports claim that he has given the green light for the Red Devils to sign him.
Ex-Liverpool star Luis Garcia, meanwhile, has said that United should definitely try to sign Varane.
According to fellow pundit Frank Leboeuf, though, Varane should consider whether it would be the right move.
He told ESPN FC: “We know the history of Man Utd but we are talking about the past.
“They finished in second place in the league but I’m not sure it’s a goal for everyone to go to Manchester United now unless they have three or four new signings coming in as well so they can challenge Manchester City and Liverpool next season.
“I don’t know what Raphael Varane’s goal is but I’d have some questions before going to Manchester United.”
United look to be on their way to answering such questions with interest in other targets.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho looks to be on the verge of a transfer to Old Trafford.
As such, midfield has become another priority, with Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga in United’s sights.
Pundit questions Varane to Man Utd
With Garcia and Lebouef offering their views, former Liverpool man Steve Nicol has also had his say.
Varane has headed into France’s Euro 2020 campaign having faced questions over his form.
Indeed, Nicol has said that he is worried that the centre-back is on a decline.