Raphael Varane is ‘getting impatient’ as negotiations over his rumoured transfer to Manchester United go on.
The Real Madrid defender has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford ten years on from when Los Blancos beat the Red Devils to his signature.
It’s widely reported the 28-year-old is keen on joining Man United and is happy with the terms they’re offering him, while Real want to sell the player in the final year of his Bernabeu contract.
However, AS reports Varane wants the deal done as soon as possible so he can go straight to England and train with his new teammates.
It adds that Varane is due to return to Real Madrid training on Wednesday following his holiday after taking part at Euro 2020 so is facing the prospect of two different pre-seasons.
He’s not going anywhere until the two clubs can agree on a price though.
The report says Real Madrid want €60million (around £51.7m), however, Man United have only committed to paying €50m (around £43.1m) so far.
Varane would bring great experience to the Man United team having won three LaLiga titles, four Champions Leagues and a Copa del Rey. He was also part of France’s World Cup winning squad in 2018.
However, Danny Mills has his doubts about whether Varane would be able to handle the intensity of the Premier League.
He told talkSPORT: “If all those other teams are getting stronger, they are more likely to take points off Manchester United as well.
“Their away record, Manchester United, was superb as well and I don’t think that is going to be the same, especially with fans back in and everything else that is happening.
“Yes he’s a good signing, but was he the right signing?
“Varane is a good player, but again we don’t know what he is going to be like and how robust he is going to be in the Premier League week in, week out.
“He’s used to playing eight-ish tough games a season, plus the Champions League.
“Him and [Sergio] Ramos could get through games at Real Madrid with a cigar on. You can’t do that in the Premier League.
“Every single foreign player who comes, [Kai] Havertz and [Timo] Werner said it, ‘we didn’t realise the intensity of every single game’.”