Incoming Man Utd star Raphael Varane set to fly to UK today and will sign contract after quarantine and medical

RAPHAEL VARANE is reportedly set to fly out to England today to finalise his move to Manchester United from Real Madrid.

The Red Devils have already agreed a deal with Los Blancos rising to £42.7million to secure the French centre-back's services.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made signing the 28-year-old a key priority this summer as he looked to bring in a suitable partner for Harry Maguire.

And Los Blancos were forced to accept a cut-price deal for Varane who was poised to become a free agent in 2022.

After ten years spent at Madrid where he won three LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns, the World Cup winner was keen for a fresh challenge.

The ex-Lens ace is believed to be ready to put pen to paper on a four-year deal which will be signed after he completes his medical and quarantines in the UK.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Raphael Varane update. He’s ready to fly to Manchester today.

"The Visa issue is finally to be resolved in the next few hours – original plan was to fly earlier this week.

"Now: quarantine, medical and then official announcement. Contract [2025] into his agents hands."

Before adding: "Confirmed. Raphael Varane ready to fly to Manchester today, contract until June 2025 + option 2026 set to be signed after quarantine and medical."

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United legend Gary Neville has praised the imminent arrival of Varane at the Theatre of Dreams along with the £73m purchase of Jadon Sancho.

He told Sky Sports: "I think Varane is really exciting. Sancho’s exciting but it was almost inevitable that was going to happen."

Neville then continued: "Varane is exciting and I think last season, every United fan, every commentator, pundit, fan and analyst watched United and said, 'They need a partner for Harry Maguire', and they’ve got one.

"He’s a good age, got massive experience, he’s got a good centre-back alongside him. In fact, he’s got a good back four.

"So he’s not coming into a team where he’s having to hold it together. He’s, you could argue, the last piece of the jigsaw in the sense that the rest of them are doing a pretty good job."

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