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Manchester United defender on Ligue 1 giants’ radar

Raphael Varane expected to consider his options at the end of season

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is reportedly considering a surprising move to acquire Manchester United and France defender, Raphael Varane. 

Varane, who joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2021 from Real Madrid for a reported transfer fee of £41 million, has his contract set to expire in June this year. The 30-year-old French defender could potentially become a free agent if Manchester United decides against extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Despite initially signing a four-year deal expected to keep him at the club until 2025, reports suggest that the Red Devils have decided against triggering the one-year extension in his contract. This situation mirrors that of David De Gea, another key player for Manchester United.

Luis Enrique has set priority on strengthening defence

With this development, PSG has now turned its attention towards acquiring Varane and may be willing to bring him back home this summer. This strategic move comes as part of Luis Enrique's plan to bolster his squad.

Varane began his senior career in France with Lens before moving on to Real Madrid in 2011. The prospect of returning home and joining Luis Enrique's star-studded PSG squad might prove tempting for him.

Raphael Varane’s performance has been on and off at United

The experienced centre-back has made significant contributions during his tenure with Manchester United. He has made a combined total of 29 appearances this season alone while scoring one goal and aiding the team record nine clean sheets across all competitions.

As we approach June when Varane’s contract expires, it will be interesting to see how things unfold between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United over potential negotiations regarding Raphael Varane’s future.

This potential move by PSG not only signifies their intent on strengthening their squad but also highlights how top clubs are constantly strategizing ways to enhance their teams by leveraging the fluid nature of player contracts.

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