Category: Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane an injury doubt for all-Madrid final, Euros

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is a serious doubt for next weekend’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid and the start of France’s Euro 2016 campaign after suffering a hamstring injury, Real confirmed on Sunday. “After tests carried out today Raphaël Varane has been diagnosed with a grade two injury in his left hamstring,” Madrid said in a statement. “His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Madrid sports dailies Marca and AS reported Varane will miss Saturday’s final in Milan. Varane was unlikely to start against Atletico in any case with captain Sergio Ramos and Pepe coach Zinedine ... Read more

Top clubs ready to pounce as Raphael Varane grows unsettled at Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is unhappy with his current role at Real Madrid and is reportedly ready to leave the Spanish capital this summer unless he is given assurances from the club. The 23-year-old France international has been the subject of speculation in the past. However, the young center-back would instantly quell those rumors by professing his desire to remain in Spain. But recent developments have led to Varane questioning his long term future with the club. Zinedine Zidane left the defender on the bench for Real Madrid’s last three Champions League matches (the quarter-final return leg against VfL Wolfsburg and both ... Read more

Raphael Varane determined to leave his mark with Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is determined to leave his mark within the team despite a lack of playing time under manager Carlo Ancelotti. The France international is preparing for tomorrow’s friendly against Brazil and is expected to start in Didier Deschamps starting eleven. Although the 21-year-old has been a regular with the French national team, he has struggled for first-team football with Real Madrid due to the presence of veteran defenders, Pepe and Sergio Ramos. Varane has been subject of transfer speculation, with the centre-back being linked with a host of European clubs. However, the defender has continually denied these rumors and ... Read more

Raphael Varane Dismisses Transfer Speculation And Commits Future To Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs over the past season and a half. The France international has found playing time hard to come by under manager Carlo Ancelotti since suffering lingering knee injuries throughout the 2013-14 campaign. This season, the 21-year-old Frenchman has made six La Liga starts for Los Blancos while his main competitor in central defense, Pepe, has been named to the starting eleven fourteen times. But following Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday, Varane insisted he is fully fit and 100 percent committed to the remaining at the ... Read more