Olympique Marseille linked with shock Raphael Varane move

Olympique Marseille have reportedly set their sights on recruiting the experienced Manchester United defender, Raphael Varane.

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Varane, having participated in a noteworthy 75 matches for the English club, has left an indelible mark by contributing two goals and an assist.

According to Transfermarkt.com, the 30-year-old defender is currently valued at an impressive 35 million euros in the market.

The French center-back’s international career is equally distinguished, with Varane having represented France in an impressive 93 matches, finding the net five times.

Despite these notable contributions, Varane’s future at Old Trafford is shrouded in uncertainty, given his diminishing role as the first-choice defender for Manchester United. As the January transfer window looms, Varane is exploring alternative options.

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Recent reports indicate that Olympique Marseille are pursuing the prospect of bringing Varane back to his homeland. However, the French club faces stiff competition, notably from Bayern Munich.

To secure Varane’s potential availability, OM’s coach, Gennaro Gattuso, and sporting director, Medhi Benatia, are reportedly devising strategic plans to offer the 30-year-old defender a viable exit route from Manchester United.

Raphael Varane

Amidst the uncertainties surrounding Varane’s role at Old Trafford, Olympique Marseille appears eager to leverage the situation. The club is resolute in fortifying its defensive lineup and sees Varane as a valuable addition to their squad. With Gattuso and Benatia steering the ship, Marseille seems poised to present a compelling offer to entice Varane back to the French football scene, potentially setting the stage for a captivating transfer saga in the upcoming transfer window.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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