Manchester United target Raphael Varane has indicated he would be willing to join a club where he is a first-choice centre-half.
The 22-year-old has recently been linked with a switch to Old Trafford amid reports he will be one of Jose Mourinho’s top transfer targets should the Portuguese replace Louis van Gaal as manager this summer.
United’s hopes of capturing the France international have now been given a boost after Varane revealed he is frustrated at not being first choice at current club Real Madrid, with Pepe and Sergio Ramos the preferred centre-back partnership.
Varane has refused to rule out leaving the Bernabeu, despite claiming he is happy in Madrid, revealing he wants to be at a club where he players every game.
“I would like to play every game,” Varane told L’Equipe. “The coach knows what I want, but itÂ’s up to him to make the decisions.
“IÂ’ve spent five years playing with the best and IÂ’ve never lost heart. without strength of character itÂ’s impossible to stay at Real Madrid.
“ItÂ’s pointless making long-term plans in football. IÂ’m happy in Madrid. I want to keep improving to go to the next level. WeÂ’ll see how my situation develops, but IÂ’m not having any headaches over it anyway.”