Raphael Varane has been a mainstay of the Real Madrid team for the last decade, playing over 300 games for Los Blancos since joining as teenager in 2011.
The French World Cup winning International has been one of the best defenders in Europe over recent years and his current contract is set to expire in June 2022. If and when it does, he will be 28 years old and still likely have 5 or 6 years left at the top level of European football.
This has led to much speculation as to whether his future lies in Madrid or elsewhere and Premier League giants, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been recently linked to his services.
However, Marca has reported today that the two parties have entered into talks about extending his stay at the club where he has won 18 major trophies.
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Real Madrid value his importance and are keen to tie his services down as soon as possible and are aware he will have many suitors. If he won’t sign a new deal, he will likely be sold in the summer as they won’t want to risk him departing on a free at the end of next season.
Zinedine Zidane played a role in Varane joining the club and will be keen he remains in place, especially if Sergio Ramos future remains away from Madrid.
Real Madrid’s other long serving defender, Sergio Ramos, has also yet to commit his future to the club.
His contract expires this summer and whilst he has been made an offer to stay, that offer may not last past the end of this month.
If the player is unwilling to sign, Real will move forward in their plans which won’t include the long serving Spanish international.
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