Over the last few years, there’s been a growing number of players who are patiently waiting until their contracts come to an end to be able to individually negotiate their futures with other teams and not depend on their own club’s decisions.
While Kylian Mbappe is seemingly following this path, with Real Madrid being interested in signing the France international, his France teammate Raphael Varane is not in a hurry to decide his own future despite his contract with Real Madrid set to end next summer.
Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to sign Varane, but if the Red Devils don’t reach an agreement with Real Madrid, the 28-year-old could depart Los Blancos on a free transfer in 2022.
Meanwhile, Varane is willing to make a decision on his future this summer, either this means renewing with Real Madrid, or leaving the club he joined back in 2011.
Although the French centre-back has yet to respond to the contract renewal offer Real Madrid made before the 2020 European Championship kicked off, he has never expressed any intention to depart the club.
His case is not the same as Mbappe’s at Paris Saint-Germain, as the French striker has already turned down the Ligue 1 club’s contract extension offer. However, Varane could decide to follow in Sergio Ramos‘ footsteps, as the former Real Madrid captain left the club on a free transfer to join PSG, who offered him the two-year deal he pursued.
Varane is expected to communicate his decision to Real Madrid upon his return from holiday and Los Blancos will decide what is best for the club, as Manchester United do not seem willing to offer the 60 million euros the LaLiga Santander club are asking for.
“Varane is a gentleman and he will say it, [either] if he wants to go or if he wants to stay,” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said in the past.