The France World Cup winner has ended many clubs’ dreams of signing him during the summer transfer window after revealing he will be staying in Madrid.

In recent months, Varane was reported to be considering a move away from the Spanish capital.

Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who returned to the Spanish capital last March, has said the French defender is in his plans at the club and the defender himself wants to be an important part in the “re-build” mission at Real.

Varane has been at the club for the past eight seasons, having joined the Spanish side in 2011 from Lens.

“I am going to remain at Real Madrid next season as I’m sure that we’re going to respond in a strong manner,” Varane told MARCA.

“This season we fought and tried hard, but we can’t blame anything as it’s true that we missed that spark in difficult moments, and I haven’t been at my best level but we are going to see the best Varane again.”

The robust defender has had 43 appearances with Real Madrid this past season after his triumph at the World Cup with France in the summer. Even with Varane in full fitness, Real still let in 46 goals in the La Liga season.

Real Madrid are expected to undergo a major rebuild this summer, with Eden Hazard one of several stars linked to a move.


Varane is now also expected to be part of this rebuild together with his compatriot manager next season.

“We have to evolve and Zidane knows that.

“We have to rebuild and change things as we look to restart a new cycle.”

Varane has been linked with a move away from the club several times, with Manchester United and Juventus both linked to the French defender in the past. But now they will have to turn their sights on other candidates in defence.


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