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Varane has emerged as the Red Devils' top centre-back target this summerWith only a year remaining on his current deal at the Bernabeu it looks likely that Varane will leave Real in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United’s potential central defensive partnership of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire would be the best in the Premier League, claims former midfielder Carlton Palmer.
United look close to landing Varane, withreporting that personal terms with the Real Madrid defender have almost been agreed.
-rated Varane would be bringing experience and a winning pedigree with him after helping Los Blancos to an incredible four Champions League trophies and three league titles during his time in Spain.
And alongside Maguire, Palmer believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have quite the centre-back pairing at disposal.
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“You’ve just seen Harry Maguire in the European Championships,” the ex-Premier League player said in an exclusive interview with TIF.
“That [Maguire and Varane] as a pairing is probably going to be the best central defensive partnership in the Premier League for me on paper.”
Aerially, you do not get much better than Maguire in English football’s top division. Last season, the United captain won four aerial duels per game, more than any of his team-mates ().
As for Varane,compatriot and former United striker Louis Saha, pace is probably the France international’s strongest attribute, so he could indeed complement Maguire nicely at the back.
Watch: Ex-Man Utd man Nani bags last-gasp winner for Orlando City .
The Euro 2016 winner is loving life in the USA.In the early hours of Saturday morning, Oscar Pareja’s side twice had to come from behind to beat Atlanta United at the Exploria Stadium, with Nani popping up in the 87th minute to head home the winner and make it 3-2.