Varane, pending renewal
5 Madrid, in this sense, handles the times very well. You haven’t even made the first call yet, but there is margin and confidence both in the relationship with Varane and in that his contractual status is not critical, although no one escapes that a year ago there was a danger of goodbye. In April, the PSG started its machinery for the ‘5’ and, Although it did not transpire, Manchester United also starred in a score. Varane considered leaving the Bernabéu, where he had won everything and where he had arrived eight years earlier. At the club it was learned then that the problem was not going to be money, so the renovation was not discussed, but The Gallic was more moved by the idea of, as it is said now, leaving his comfort zone, prove yourself, world champion with France as it was, in another adventure.The main reasons why the situation was redirected were two. The first and heaviest, the catastrophic season of Madrid. Impossible the League and eliminated in the semifinals of the Cup and eighth of the Champions, by surprise against Ajax, Varane, fourth captain, He preferred not to leave at the lowest moment since his signing. And to this contributed the return of Zidane, the one in charge of recommending Florentino when he was beginning to emerge at Lens, closing his purchase in 2011 for 10 million more bonuses that were surprising then and today sound like a bargain.The scenario, at this point, is different. It does not have the appearance of Sergio Ramos (34), with whom there may be more friction due to age and difference in claims, But due to the situation of the ‘4’ and Nacho or the poor performance of Militao it is a task that should not be neglected. In Europe, seeing the possibility of reinforcing themselves with a first-class defender, 29 years old and free, they would soon draw up a plan to get Varane.A complete recordIn nine seasons wearing the white T-shirt Varane has covered its windows: four Champions, two League titles, a Copa del Rey, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and three others from Spain. An extraordinary record that crowned with the World Cup that he conquered with the French team in 2018 in Russia. Varane turned 27 years old yesterday in one of his best seasons as a Real Madrid player. He has avoided injuries, his main stumbling block, and his performance has been more than remarkable: 3,000 minutes (third in the squad), four goals (equaling his maximum, from 2016-17) and one assist. After the turbulent final of 2018-19 due to the interest of PSG, he decided to continue in Madrid and even the break showed that what happened did not affect him. But the next few months will be important: contract ends in 2022 and, as AS has learned, there have been no movements for its renewal.The Frenchman is heading to a crucial phase to realize his future. For players who end their membership in two years, the talk period for an extension should start soon. The coronavirus conditions any plan, but if the matter is not settled and the end of 2020 is near, it would enter swampy terrain. Clubs and agents consider that a footballer who faces the last 18 months of a contract without an agreement has the pan by the handle in the negotiation, with the ‘threat’ of an exit at zero cost.