After Lens was relegated back to Ligue 2 in 2011, Varane signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid for a transfer fee reported to be around 10 million Euros. He won his fourth European Cup with Real Madrid in Kiev in late May, in mid-July won the World Cup in Russia with the French national team where he played a starring role and, on an individual level, he was named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI. His impressive performance at the international level earned him a seat in the France squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His physical deficiencies are likely to be highlighted more in the Premier League than they were in La Liga. Some fans still suggest he would have been more likeable than Raphael Varane. This Flashback Manchester SBC costs a lot more than it normally does because of the high number of squads you have to complete to get it.
We know at this club we need to challenge for titles and challenge for trophies. Fulham aimerait associer Diallo à Aleksandar Mitrovic à la pointe de l’attaque du club anglais. Il s’en est fallu de peu que le Club disparaisse. L’objectif de la Casa Blanca est également d’être souverain sur le plan national, avec les Coupes qui viennent gonfler le palmarès déjà énorme du club. En cette période de mercato, Cristiano Ronaldo est dans une course contre la montre pour trouver un nouveau club. Le profil de Presnel Kimpembe montre ses statistiques pour tous les matchs et toutes les compétitions auxquels il a participé. Kimpembe qui croit célébrer sur un but… It remains to be seen if they can replicate the trophy haul won by that distinguished duo, but the Frenchman’s arrival is one very significant step towards Solskjaer’s ultimate goal. Similar to Harry Maguire (you can find his pizza chart here), Varane is more of a ball-carrying defender than a ball-playing one when it comes to breaking the lines. Here is Jonathan and Raphael. Below are Raphael and his kid brother Jonathan Varane, who has once been chosen by Lens to perform mascot duties to his big brother.
He’s proved over his whole career what a good person he is, first of all. He’s a professional and he’s won all there is to win. You’d argue he’s the last piece of the jigsaw in the sense that the rest of them are still doing a pretty good job. Raphael Varane and Camille Tytgat love to enjoy good quality and sunny outdoor moments together. His high scores in “carry & dribble” and “link-up play volume” for a centre-back indicate a defender who is involved in his team’s build-up play. They had attempted to fix that not simply by throwing money at an elite centre-back, but also by making sure that centre-back was suited to playing next to captain Harry Maguire. And make no mistake, Varane has come to United to be a starter over Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly as the right-sided centre-back partner to Maguire. Harry Maguire will be his first-choice center back for years to come and it is believed that United want an upgrade on his central defensive partner Victor Lindelof. The World Cup winner completed his £41m move from Real Madrid on Saturday and was unveiled before United kicked off their season with a 5-1 demolition of Leeds.
With over 40 international games for France under his bag, it will be interesting to see how the French footballing sensation fares in the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The blame for those struggles doesn’t all go to Varane, but he certainly must shoulder his fair share. There are, of course, exceptions to that rule, but Varane will be asked to play more physical football next season if he does make the move to United. From a very young age, Varane accompanied his father to play in his regional football team’s games. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is believed to have wanted United to play with a back three with both Varane and Maguire at points throughout the second half of the season (including against Liverpool at Anfield), but injury issues, coupled with Maguire’s own loss of form, caused what was already a leaky defence to fall apart entirely. I spoke to the manager and he asked me: ‘What’s wrong, why are you not okay, why are you not at your level? Zizou asked me if I was interested, I said I was concentrating on my exams and we should talk again when they finish’.