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Revealed: Why Real Madrid rejected offer for €112 million-rated player

Real Madrid clinched three consecutive UEFA Champions League and have also won 4 in the last 5 seasons and this Superstar was crucial to their success.

Real Madrid suffered huge damage this summer as Cristiano Ronaldo quite shockingly left Real Madrid for Italian behemoths Juventus. According to Daily Mail, Real Madrid would have suffered from more damage had they agreed to Manchester United’s €112 million offer for their star defender Raphael Varane, who has already become one of the best defenders in the world.

Manchester United finished second to Manchester City in the English Premier League last season. Ahead of the new season, it was clear that the Red Devils needed defensive reinforcements to fill the holes and steady their squad. Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho, who has also coached Real Madrid in his illustrious career, wanted to sign Varane and started negotiations with the Santiago Bernabeu side.

However, the Los Blancos found Varane as an irreplaceable figure in their squad and did not agree on terms with Manchester United. The 25-year-old defender has already won numerous accolades and laureates with Real Madrid. He has 4 Champions League medals in his trophy cabinet and is, widely considered by many, as the future of Real Madrid defence.

He was also a part of the France squad that participated in the FIFA World Cup 2018 held in Russia, where they emerged triumphantly. Varane put up a solid performance at the back for the Les Blues in the World Cup and played a crucial role in their ultimate triumph.

Real Madrid at no stages of the negotiation considered to sell Raphael Varane, who is set become their key man at the back once club captain Sergio Ramos leaves. After the defending UEFA Champions League winners rejected their proposal, United and Mourinho tried to sign Diego Godin, but that, too,  did not materialize.

Author’s Take

The Los Blancos made the right decision by deciding not to sell Raphael Varane who has been performing with utmost consistency for the Los Blancos at the back. Real Madrid already have some defensive problems that could be exploited by top opponents and had Julen Lopetegui decided to sell him, opponents would have easily been able to penetrate past their defence.

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