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Raphael Varane ‘could return to one of his former clubs’ after his departure from Man United… with the French star ‘open’ to the move

Raphael Varane could join his former youth club as a free agent in the summer transfer window

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Raphael Varane is reportedly attracting significant interest from a top French club after the French star confirmed he will leave Manchester United in the summer.

Varane, 31, announced in an emotional video on Tuesday that this season will be his last at Old Trafford.

He has been one of the club’s highest earners on £340,000 per week and the club chose not to extend his deal back in December, as exclusively revealed by Mail Sport.

Varane, who has made 93 appearances for United since joining from Real Madrid for £42million in July 2021, could be heading back to France, according to reports.

Foot Mercato said RC Lens are keen to sign the defender as a free agent in the upcoming transfer window as a free agent.

Raphael Varane could join his former youth club as a free agent in the summer transfer window

On Tuesday, he published an emotional farewell video to the Man United fans ahead of his exit

On Tuesday, he published an emotional farewell video to the Man United fans ahead of his exit

Varane was spotted sitting in the centre circle after Man United's win over Newcastle

Varane was spotted sitting in the centre circle after Man United’s win over Newcastle

Varane has not yet revealed his next club but said last year that he would end his career either in Manchester or Lens, where he played between 2002 and 2011.

He left the club for Real Madrid, where he made 238 appearances and won four Champions Leagues and three LaLiga titles.

Varane was unveiled on the Old Trafford pitch to much fanfare but his time at United has been plagued with injuries. 

The Frenchman waved goodbye to United fans following the 3-2 win over Newcastle on Wednesday. 

In his video message, he said: ‘To you guys, supporters of Manchester United, it’s been an amazing few years, to play for this special club and wear that shirt. 

‘For my kids, it’s home here. It’s going to be a special place for me, for life.

‘The first time I went to Old Trafford as a Man United player was insane. The atmosphere was amazing.

‘I fell in love with the club, with the fans. You have to play for Man United to understand what that represents.

Varane spent nearly a decade at Lens, first in the youth team before earning a move to Real

Varane spent nearly a decade at Lens, first in the…

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