It is reported that Varane, a crucial player for Manchester United, might be considering a move to Saudi Arabia as Prince Faisal bin Turki, who owns Al-Nassr, is interested in adding Varane to his team. The Saudi Pro League club already boasts stars like Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, and others, and is prepared to offer Varane a lucrative deal worth up to £50m a year. This potential move comes as Varane’s contract with Manchester United is coming to an end. Varane, who played a significant role under manager Erik ten Hag, has seen his playing time affected by the resurgence of Harry Maguire and his own fitness issues.
Manchester United, under new ownership, is looking to offload Varane to ease the wage bill and kickstart a rebuild with a big summer transfer window. Despite his injury proneness, Varane’s impressive track record, including winning the Champions League four times and the 2018 World Cup, makes him an attractive option for Al-Nassr. Additionally, a potential reunion with his long-time teammate Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia could be appealing to Varane. The possible move to Saudi Arabia is part of the club’s ambition to revolutionize the Saudi Pro League, and with the financial backing and star-studded roster, Al-Nassr is aiming to make a significant impact in the league.
This raises the possibility of Varane leaving Europe for a new challenge.