L’Equipe: Varane considering Real Madrid exit

19 Mar 2019

Uncertainty surrounds Raphael Varane’s future at Real Madrid, so much so that the Frenchman is even considering a change of club this summer and he remains unconvinced about his life at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu beyond the next few months.

The defender’s current deal in Madrid will run until 2022, which he only negotiated in September 2017, and he has a release clause of 200 million euros in place.

French newspaper L’Equipe are behind the reports of his apparent confusion, though they themselves aren’t ruling out that it could be a way of Varane bargaining for a new contract.

But this isn’t the first time he has thought about leaving the Bernabeu and he did try back in 2015/15 when Sergio Ramos and Pepe were the starting central defensive pairing.

Varane wasn’t playing as much as he would have liked and Manchester United were interested, but he eventually signed a renewal.

Since his 2011 arrival, Varane has won two LaLiga Santanders, four Champions Leagues, to Supercopa De Espana titles, a Copa del Rey, three European Super Cups and four Club World Cups.

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