Olympique Marseille are expressing interest in securing the services of Manchester United’s seasoned defender, Raphael Varane.
Having amassed a substantial 75 appearances for the English club, Varane has made a notable impact, contributing two goals and an assist to the team.
According to Transfermarkt.com, the current market valuation for the 30-year-old defender stands at an impressive 35 million euros.
Varane’s international track record is equally noteworthy, having represented France in a total of 93 matches and netting five goals during his international career.
Despite his considerable contributions, uncertainties loom over Varane’s future at Old Trafford as he finds himself no longer the first-choice defender for Manchester United, prompting him to explore alternative possibilities as the January transfer window approaches.
Reports suggest that Olympique Marseille are actively pursuing the prospect of bringing Varane back to his native France. The French club faces stiff competition in their pursuit, notably from Bayern Munich.
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In response to Varane’s potential availability, OM’s coach, Gennaro Gattuso, and sporting director, Medhi Benatia, are said to be formulating strategic plans to present the 30-year-old defender with a viable exit route from Manchester United.
As Varane evaluates his options amidst the uncertainties surrounding his role at Old Trafford, Olympique Marseille appears keen to capitalize on the situation.
The club is evidently determined to bolster its defensive lineup, viewing Varane as a valuable addition to their squad. With Gattuso and Benatia at the helm, Marseille seems poised to make a compelling offer to entice Varane back to the French football scene, setting the stage for a potential transfer saga in the upcoming transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.