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Raphael Varane pens new 5-year deal with Real Madrid

  • Raphael Varane was a summer target of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United
  • The French defender missed Madrid’s first three La Liga games through injury
  • But the 24-year-old has featured in all fixtures since his muscular injury
  • Varane has now signed a new five-year deal which will run until 2022
  • The French defender is four matches away from his 200th Madrid appearance

Raphael Varane has committed his future to Real Madrid after signing a long-term new deal with the Spanish giants.

The Frenchman has penned a new contract which will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022.

The Frenchman has become an established figure in Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League winning side, solidifying his place alongside club captain Sergio Ramos at the heart of Madrid’s defence.

Raphael Varane pens a new deal with Real Madrid committing him to the Bernabeu until 2022

The 24-year-old missed Madrid's first three La Liga matches but has featured in all games since

The 24-year-old missed Madrid’s first three La Liga matches but has featured in all games since

Despite missing Madrid’s first three league games due to a muscular injury, the defender has featured in all matches thereafter including Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in Germany. 

As well as his three Champions League winners’ medals, Varane has claimed 10 more major honours, including two La Liga titles, two FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups.

Now 24 though, and the defender is just four appearances short of his 200th game for Madrid which he could make against Eibar in October.

And played in the Madrid's 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday

And played in the Madrid’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday

Varane’s deal brings an end to any potential speculation surrounding the French international’s future after he was subject to a possible move to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in 2016.

Mourinho, who was responsible for bringing Varane to the Spanish capital, concluded any chase for the Frenchman’s signature after Varane allegedly turned his former boss down. And if there was ever any doubt of the defender’s future, there isn’t now.


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