Photo by Daniel Leal Olivas - Pool/Getty Images

Report: Tottenham want player with 19 trophies, his club now in process of selling him

Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

According to Duncan Castles, Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who wants to leave.

What’s the story?

Well, speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, Castles revealed that Spurs are keen to sign the 28-year-old.

Manchester United are said to be closing in on the 79-cap France international.

Looking Back At OUR Euro 2020 Predictions

BridTV
3486
Looking Back At OUR Euro 2020 Predictions
826577
826577
center
UCi9SqUCnW_flgsrl6_PRJFQ
HITC Sevens (Youtube)
https://yt3.ggpht.com/ytc/AAUvwnh2dj4adpLKjpkVHNyIhe_Ao5FOuSlZirlnc9GR=s800-c-k-c0x00ffffff-no-rj
14932

However, it now sounds as if Tottenham could attempt to hijack that deal, if Nuno Espírito Santo’s side firm up their interest.

Castles adds that Varane wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.

He also claimed that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is in the process of selling him for €50m (£43m).

Varane to Tottenham would be signing of the summer

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

If Tottenham sign Varane, it would be the signing of the summer, by far.

The Real Madrid No.5 has incredibly won 19 trophies throughout his career, including the World Cup, and also the Champions League on four occasions.

In fact, he’s arguably the best centre-back in Europe alongside Virgil van Dijk, having played at the highest level for basically his entire career.

Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

If Spurs somehow pulled this off, it would also fix a huge problem position.

Toby Alderweireld wants to leave. Even if he stayed, the centre-back department is quite weak – Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier are very error prone.

In that respect, Varane – or another top centre-back – would be a welcome addition.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…