Man Utd experiencing Varane delay with defender still not in England

Manchester United are experiencing a delay over the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid with the defender still to arrive in England to complete the move.

United have agreed a £42.7m deal to sign the centre-back from the Spanish side, but are yet to formally announce his arrival as Varane awaits a visa to travel to Manchester and put pen to paper.


The France international will also need to undergo a period of quarantine – which will be at least five days under the government’s Test and Release scheme – before he can complete his medial and officially sign his contract at Old Trafford.

The Telegraph are reporting that the Red Devils will now need to wait until next week to confirm the deal, a situation which provides the impending arrival with minimal preparation time ahead of the Premier League’s opening weekend of fixtures.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face Everton in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday evening, before beginning their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Leeds on August 14.

David de Gea is likely to start that opening fixture against Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Dean Henderson contracted coronavirus, with the goalkeeper missing United’s pre-season training camp in Scotland.

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