Raphael Varane Completes Man United Medical, Finalizes New Deal


While last month saw an official announcement that Raphael Varane was leaving Real Madrid and joining Manchester United, we’re still waiting on the official unveiling. We won’t have to wait much longer, as all the finishing touches are being completed today.

It’s been official, for weeks, that the central defender and both clubs had reached an agreement in principle on a 50 million Euro deal. This was of course subject to a club medical, which the Frenchman has reportedly just completed a few hours ago.

See the tweet above from journalist Fabrizio Romano, who points out that Raphael Varane has signed a contract (personal terms were agreed upon long ago) that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2025, with an option for one more additional year. Various outlets captured images of Varane at the Carrington complex training ground today, putting the finishing touches on his transfer.

It is expected that an official announcement of the completed deal will come in a matter of hours. Multiple reports indicate that the 28-year-old expressed his wish to participate in training tomorrow, with the season opener coming Saturday against Leeds United.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, earlier this summer, has expressed his belief that this signing (plus that of Jadon Sancho) conveys the club’s ambition for the upcoming campaign. We couldn’t agree more.

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  1. Welcome to Man utd @@ Varane

  2. Mohammed Abdulazeez bio says

    You’re welcome to the best team in the globe ,varane @@Man utd

  3. Welcome to Manchester United,… ???? Mind you, Old Trafford is for champions

  4. Welcome Rapha, show em what your made of and dominate

  5. welcome Raphael long waited for you!!

  6. Welcome baby verane

  7. Welcome Raph,
    Welcome to Old Trafford


  9. welcome verane wishing all the best

  10. Costic Enya says

    welcome to man u

  11. welcome to Manchester United Raphael verane u joint the great club with huge history, we wish u all the best in ur carrier at Old Trafford.

  12. Well come to manchester united, the theatre of dreams

  13. Welcome to Manchester because red blood raining inside our bodies

  14. Wel com varne to the club of legends u too wil becom one

  15. Welcome Raphael

  16. Suleiman Abdul-kareem says

    Congrat verane,wishing u good luck.

  17. Rapheal u are welcome to your new club old traford do your best and leave the rest to God

  18. u are welcome to the term of man u we need cup pls and ogs do us or show us the best of you thank u and have a nice serson

  19. Wish you best

  20. u are welcome to man u pls we need a cup and OGS too try and gave us a cup thanks

  21. Thx 4 coming to the home of dreams varne

  22. Geoffrey Muchai Gikang'a says

    Congratulations !!!! Varane this is the right club …… welcome to the theater of dreams ??

  23. Welcome varane
    More trophies will follow you come

  24. Welcome to the Theatre of dream Rapha ….

  25. Da Owo Atiedie? Welcome Ikpa.

  26. Welcome var i need cup

  27. Uzairu Mohammed jangwa says

    You are welcome to theatre of dream verane

  28. First king says

    U are welcome home

  29. You are highly welcome to man United much is essperted from you

  30. MO SIR

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