in , , , , , , , ,

Romano explains why Man United are discussing fresh contract with Raphael Varane instead of triggering extension clause

Fabrizio Romano places timeline on when Manchester United will hold Raphael Varane talks
Fabrizio Romano places timeline on when Manchester United will hold Raphael Varane talks

Romano explains why Manchester United haven’t triggered the extension clause for Raphael Varane

Manchester United and Raphael Varane made headlines early in January when it was revealed that the club had opted against extending the player by one additional year. The Frenchman is perhaps the best defender that Ten Hag has so this came as a shock.

The Red Devils’ decision meant that Varane who will now be out of contract during the summer is free to negotiate with other teams. He has already been linked with several clubs including his former team Real Madrid.

Romano while giving an exclusive story to GIVEMESPORT, has revealed the real intention behind Manchester United’s decision. He says that the team is working on a new contract with the player.

Romano explains why Manchester United haven't triggered the extension clause for Raphael Varane.
No one on Erik ten Hag’s team can match Raphael Varane’s defensive prowess. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Here’s what Romano had to say about the whole situation. (h/t GIVEMESPORT)

“They want to change the situation regarding Varane’s salary as it’s considered too expensive. So, it’s not to disrespect the player.”

As explained by Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have not closed the door on Raphael Varane. They simply wish to negotiate a new contract with the player with reduced wages. This would help out their salary structure.

Varane has been phenomenal for the team every time that he has played. The only thing that has held the Frenchman back during his time at Old Trafford is his health.

Romano explains why Manchester United haven't triggered the extension clause for Raphael Varane.
Raphael Varane put on a good defensive showing against Tottenham Hotspur last night. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Fans will be happy to learn that the team does not intend on letting go of the Frenchman at this moment. A new contract should be signed within the coming days.

More Manchester United News-

However, Manchester United could end up saying goodbye to the team’s other star from Real Madrid. Casemiro has been linked to a move away from the club and could leave this January.

Written by Sameer Khan

James Garner sheds light on the real reason behind his Manchester United exit.

James Garner reveals reason for Manchester United exit and conversation with Erik ten Hag

Manchester United star picks Erling Haaland of Man City for the 2023 FIFA The Best Men's Player award.

Manchester United star picked Manchester City rival Erling Haaland as first pick for 2023 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award