Raphael Varane wants a transfer to the Premier League, alerting Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City
Raphael Varane fancies a transfer to the Premier League amid claims Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are interested in the Frenchman.
According to Sport, the trio of British clubs are on the shortlist to sign the France international. The newspaper goes on to claim that the 27-year-old has decided to leave Real Madrid and has his eyes set on a move to the English top-flight.
However, the Spanish giants are looking to get between €65-70m (£56.1m-60.4m) for their £172k-per-week centre-half, leaving just a few teams able to afford him.
The Red Devils are thought to be at the front of the queue to sign the player, whose contract expires at the end of next season.
Unlikely transfer: Varane move unlikely for Premier League’s Liverpool
With the recent reports claiming that the Merseysiders are close to agreeing on a deal for Ibrahima Konate, it seems unlikely that Jurgen Klopp’s men would chase a transfer for Varane, who seems desperate to move to the Premier League.
The Red Bull Leipzig youngster proves the better option for the Reds given his stature within the game at such a young age. Despite being just 20-years-old, the ace has already been dubbed as one of the brightest prospects within the game.
That level of praise mixed with the fact Varane has proven to be a disastrous centre-back over the last few seasons means a deal for the France youth international makes far more sense.
Back in 2020, the star made more errors leading to goals in the Champions League than any other player. His mistakes in the defeat away to Manchester City in last year’s competition are still fresh in the memory, effectively costing Madrid the tie.
Whilst his career shows off a player who is rich in trophies, the reality is Varane’s quality has dropped off. In Konate, Liverpool are getting a far better player, who is far younger and can be built for the future.