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Manchester United sign Raphael Varane on four-year deal

Manchester United have completed the signing of centre-back Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on a four-year deal.

The 28-year-old France international won three La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues trophies with Real during a 10-year stay.

“Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in world football, said World Cup winner Varane.

“The chance to come here and play in the Premier League is something I couldn’t turn down.

“There is a lot more that I want to achieve in my career and I know I’m joining a squad full of great players who will all have the same determination to win matches and trophies.

“Having spoken to the manager, I can see how much progress has been made over the last few seasons and I now join a group ready to play at the highest level.

“I want to make an impact here and I will give everything to become part of this club’s illustrious history.

Varane – who has 79 caps for France – began his career at French side Lens and made 360 appearances for Real.

He is United’s third signing of this transfer window, following the £73m arrival of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and the re-signing of goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

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