Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has remained tight-lipped about his future in Spain, following reports linking him with a move to Liverpool.
The Frenchman has been a colossal performer for the La Liga giants for a number of years now, playing a key role in their success since joining from Lens in 2011.
Varane has won a hugely impressive four Champions League crowns and three Spanish league titles, not to mention clinching glory at the 2018 World Cup with France. He made both FIFA and UEFA teams of the year in 2018, while also earning a spot in 2018 World Cup ‘dream team‘ – the standard for centre-backs doesn’t get much higher.
It could be that he moves on to pastures new this summer, however, with Liverpool reportedly one of the clubs believed to be interested in signing him, according to the press in Spain.
Varane remains coy over his future
Varane’s current contract expires at the end of next season, so Madrid may believe now is the right time to receive a significant fee for his services.
“Do I see myself at Madrid for many more years? We’re 2 days away from a game with France and I’m focused on that. I don’t want to answer that question.”
Transfer Tavern take
While Varane remains a world-class defender who would no doubt strengthen Liverpool’s team, it is hard to see Jurgen Klopp paying big money for a player of his age.
Granted, he is still only 27 – soon to be 28 – but given the money he could cost, and the wages he may demand, it seems likely that the Reds will look elsewhere for a new centre-back, seeking a younger partner to learn from and perhaps eventually take over from Virgil van Dijk.
In other news, Liverpool have received an injury blow during the international break. Read about it here.
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