Man Utd Formally Announce Raphael Varane Signing, Shirt Number

Manchester United have bow completed the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, on a four-year contract.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have paid an initial fee of £34m for the defender, which could rise to £42m dependent on add ons.

Speaking to the club's official website, Varane said:

“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.

“Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in world football and the chance to come here and play in the Premier League is something I couldn’t turn down.”

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Varane will wear the number 19 shirt for United after it was vacated by Amad Diallo on Friday.

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