Soccer News: Varane, linked to United, greets Real Madrid after a “wonderful” decade in La Liga


Raphael Varane heartily greeted Real Madrid before his move to Manchester United.

It was announced on Tuesday that the Red Devils had agreed a principled deal to sign the France center-back, who had a one-year contract with the giants of La Liga Madrid.

United will reportedly pay a £ 42.7m (€ 50m) fee to secure the transfer, with the player traveling to England this week where he will experience a period of isolation before completing medical examinations. .

Varane visited Madrid’s Valdebebas training ground on Friday for the last time before leaving the club where he won four Champions League and three La Liga titles among a string of trophies following his arrival from Lens in 2011.

“These last few days have been full of so many emotions, feelings that now I want to share with you all,” he wrote on Instagram.

“After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day of goodbye has arrived.

“Since I arrived in 2011, together we have exceeded all expectations and achieved things I could never have dreamed of.

“I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked for the club for everything they have done for me.

“Many thanks also to all the people from Madrid who have always given me so much affection and with their great requests have pushed me to give my best and fight for every success.

“I had the honor of sharing a dressing room with the best players in the world. Countless victories that I will never forget, especially ‘La Decima’. I realize that it was a great privilege to have been able to experience such special moments.

“Finally, I want to thank all the Spaniards and especially the city of Madrid, where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me.

“It has been an incredible journey from every point of view. I leave with the feeling of having given everything and I will not change anything in our history.

“A new chapter begins …”


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