Sport Rio Ferdinand claims Raphael Varane told Real Madrid he wants to leave
Varane to Manchester United, it becomes clear
The signature of the international French Raphaël varane with the Red Devils would be imminent. © Panoramic Raphaël Varane can go it would only be a question of hours before Raphael Varane becomes a Manchester United player. According to ONDA CERO, the negotiations have done very well between the English club and Real Madrid and nothing opposes the former Lensois take the direction of Old Trafford. More than some details to be paid and the deal becomes effective.
Rio Ferdinand has claimedhas told he is keen to leave the club, with poised to announce his imminent arrival.
Defender Varane, 28, is understood to be extremely close to a move from the Spanish giants to Old Trafford for a £38.5million fee.
And Ferdinand said on his 'Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE'channel that he believes the Frenchman would have tried to force the move through.
He said: 'What a signing. There's been talk in the transfer market since it opened up - it must have come from the player. He must have wanted to leave, and be part of the new Man United way, the project that's going ahead.
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'With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signing a new deal, Sancho coming in - the talent they've got there, the ability to play alongside (Harry) Maguire after he did so well at the Euros probably played a part. I just think he sees this as a better project than what he's got at Real Madrid now.
'When you watch him sometimes he almost purrs, he's got that pace, that poise. We've signed a genuine world-class centre back. His list of honours is ridiculous, it's as long as my arm.
'It's a great job by the (recruitment) people at Manchester United. United have been criticised in the past, and rightly so, for dilly-dallying in the market.
'This one they were assertive, they went for their man and they got him. No doubt in my mind, he would have said to Real Madrid 'I need it, I want it, I have to go.'
The World Cup winner is understood to be one of United's top transfer targets this summer, with Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likely to play him alongside captain Harry Maguire at centre back if the deal is completed.
VIDEO: The farewell message of Varane Au Real Madrid .
Raphael Varane wanted to salute his teammates from Real Madrid and addressed a moving message. © Provided by 90min Raphael Varane | Denis Doyle / Getty Images After ten seasons Past at Real Madrid, the French defender Raphael Varane decided to engage in favor of Manchester United. At the moment of greeting his, now, former teammates, the player gave way to emotion.