In the midst of uncertainty surrounding his future, Manchester United ace Raphael Varane is keen to continue playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. The Frenchman has reportedly offered himself to PSG. The uncertainty is further compounded by reports that Nemanja Matic is being considered as a potential summer signing. But the stance of the Red Devils remains the same: Ronaldo isn’t for sale.
Raphael Varane wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo
The Frenchman is eager to continue playing alongside Ronaldo, despite the uncertainties surrounding his future at Manchester United. Having joined from Real Madrid twelve months ago, Raphael Varane has failed to live up to his high expectations at the club. Since then, Varane has been struggling for playing time, and he is looking to return to the Premier League with a new club.
Manchester United are keen to keep hold of Cristiano Ronaldo, despite reports claiming that he has already spoken to several clubs about a move. The Frenchman has defended his influence at Manchester United, however, and dismissed any suggestions that he would be better off elsewhere. The Frenchman believes the new manager, Erik Ten Hag, will bring stability to the team and ensure that he is able to play alongside his teammate.
With a lack of clarity over his future, there has been speculation that Ronaldo could leave the club this summer for a Champions League side. Manchester United, meanwhile, are prepared to let Varane go to other clubs if they can get the player they want. Meanwhile, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona are chasing Fabio Carvalho from Napoli. Varane, meanwhile, has reportedly been close to joining Liverpool earlier in the season.
Despite all of the uncertainties surrounding the Frenchman’s future, he insists he wants to continue playing alongside Ronaldo at Manchester United. The Frenchman has one year left on his contract and has been linked with Manchester United this summer. He will undergo a medical to make sure he is still eligible to play for the Red Devils. The Frenchman is also keen to stay at the club after the summer.
Raphael Varane has offered himself to PSG
Real Madrid have been linked with a move for France international Kylian Mbappe, but the Paris Saint-Germain defender is refusing to be drawn into that. The 18-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and could be sold to a European side for more than PS100m. PSG could be tempted to sell Mbappe before the transfer window opens up, but Varane is not in the position to make such decisions.
While Varane’s offer to PSG may be a surprise to many, it is likely to spark some interest among United and Real Madrid. While Varane isn’t a clear favourite to leave United, the French champions could be keen to get rid of their ageing centre-back. Besides, he would be a great option to replace the ailing Ramos. Regardless of the rumoured price, it is unlikely to have a negative impact on the upcoming Champions League.
United have been monitoring Varane’s situation at Barcelona, while Leicester City are keeping an eye on the situation. Leeds United are also keen on bringing in a new full-back to their squad, although the deal is still subject to a medical. In addition to Liverpool and Manchester United, Varane is still wanted by Tottenham Hotspur. The French champions are looking to shore up their defence after a dismal season.
While Varane may not have been the most attractive choice for PSG, he has done very well for Real Madrid in recent seasons. He won the eighth most trophies in club history, and he is a quick, lightning-fast defender. Ramos’ yellow card count was high – 160 in 508 games – but Varane did not have a single yellow card in that time.
Real Madrid’s transfer plans have become increasingly complicated. Varane has refused to sign a contract extension with the club and has been linked with a move to PSG. It is believed that Varane’s request is a smokescreen to soften the transfer process for the Real Madrid star. If he decides to leave PSG, they are likely to demand PS355m. Chelsea, who are interested in the player, have already made contact with PSG over a possible deal.
Nemanja Matic is a possible summer signing
Manchester United have been linked with a summer deal for Croatia international Nemanja Matic. The 23-year-old has played for Manchester United and Chelsea in the past, and was the winner of the 2018 FA Cup and the 2021 Europa League. Manchester United are currently seventh in the Premier League and are preparing to face Norwich City in Sunday’s match. After signing Matic from Chelsea in January, the club are also keen on bringing in two midfielders to bolster their midfield.
The 23-year-old played under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and United, and has a strong resemblance to Mourinho’s style. Jose Mourinho also wanted to sign Chelsea defender Eric Dier, but the Blues refused to sell him. During the summer transfer window, Chelsea were also interested in signing Matic, but Chelsea failed to meet the deadline. In the meantime, Chelsea have signed Tiemoue Bakayoko to compete with Ngo Kante.
Matic’s contract at Manchester United is up at the end of the season. He has made over 180 appearances for the Red Devils. Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign strikers and central midfielders to bring his team back into the UEFA Champions League. Matic has been at Manchester United for five years, joining from Chelsea for around PS40 million.
Manchester United are also considering the possibility of a deal for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 22-year-old is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League, and the Italian club are willing to accept PS12.8 million. The deal would be beneficial to both sides, as Rabiot is happy with the project and the new manager Erik Ten Hag. Then, there’s the 21-year-old Joao Gomes, who plays for Brazilian side Flamengo.
Manchester United stance on Ronaldo is not for sale
It’s clear that the Real Madrid star is keen to remain at Manchester United, despite all the uncertainties surrounding his future at the club. The Portugal international has only just signed a two-year deal, but his future depends on whether they qualify for the Champions League. United have been inconsistent this season, and a poor showing in the UEFA Champions League could prompt Ronaldo to consider other options.
The Portuguese star is said to be frustrated with Manchester United’s transfer activity and a lack of ambition. He is currently considering leaving, but his agent Richard Arnold is attempting to talk him out of it. Erik Ten Hag, meanwhile, has claimed that the Portuguese star is unsellable. The upcoming summer transfer window will be an important one for the players. However, a move could be just what the Portuguese star needs to stay at the club and re-ignite his career.
After a disastrous season last year, Marcus Rashford is eager to make a fresh start this season at Manchester United. He has missed two months of training following shoulder surgery and has fallen behind Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese star’s return. With Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford uncertain, Rashford insists he is motivated to improve his own form and that of the team. He also hopes to help United’s cause and boost their confidence this season.