Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane has explained why he is staying at Real Madrid amid speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The France international has revealed his admiration for Madrid fans and how he wants to continue developing at the Bernabeu.

“I want to stay here [at Real Madrid] this year, I feel loved by the fans who want the best for me, and the best is yet to come,” he toldMarca.

“I hope to be allowed to start afresh- I’d like to push on, to continue improving. After being at Real for five years, I want to make the next step.”

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