£100 million answer! Real Madrid star Varane speaks out on possible Chelsea transfer move
Raphael Varane has told Chelsea that he is not unhappy at Real Madrid, amid speculation he wants to leave La Liga.
Varane is very highly-regarded in the game of football and has developed into one of the best central defenders in world football since Jose Mourinho introduced him to the world a few seasons ago, and he has become an integral part of the Madrid set-up
But despite adding a fourth Champions League title to his cabinet last season, there has been a lot of speculation in the media which have all suggested that he now fancies a fresh challenge, with reports Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could try and make a move before the Blues get hit with that transfer ban.
Sarri may have a top-class attack,, but he is lacking real quality in the back-line and will need to invest if they are to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title in the coming seasons, as they are a long way off the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City defensively.
But amid all the speculation which suggested he wants out, Varane has now told the likes of Chelsea that he is very happy at Madrid.
‘To say that I am not happy at Real Madrid is not true,’ said Varane on the Metro website
‘I’m at Real Madrid. The biggest club in the world. I’m constantly in a state of challenging myself because the requirement here is that of the highest level.
‘I’m focused on my career. We had a tough time in the middle of the season where we had to fight. I’ve given my all in this shirt and I can be proud of that.
‘I cannot control everything that’s said [in the media]. Many things aren’t right but I can’t say I’m unhappy in Madrid. We had a tough season, it’s the daily routine for players at the top.
‘I’m discreet and the problem when you’re a quiet person is you hear many things but talk little about yourself.’
Here is what we think.
The idea of Varane leaving Madrid at the end of the season interested a lot of Premier league sides, as the Frenchman is world class. But it would be a shock to see him leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season as he has become such an important member of the squad.
So it is no surprise to see that he is happy at the club.
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