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Raphael Varane’s contract surprise leaves Manchester United facing decision

Recent revelations indicate that Raphael Varane’s contract with Manchester United is set to expire sooner than initially indicated. While the club had announced a deal keeping him until June 2025, it has come to light that the contract concludes at the end of the current season, with an option for extension.

Sources suggest that United is facing a pivotal decision as the French World Cup winner has fallen out of favor, making his last appearance in November against Luton Town. With his limited role in recent Premier League games, Varane’s potential departure has gained attention, especially as he could explore free transfer options with foreign clubs from January 1, 2024, if United opts not to extend his deal.

Varane’s annual salary of approximately £13 million poses a significant financial consideration for United, raising questions about whether they would choose to allow him to leave on a free transfer or attempt to negotiate a transfer in January to secure a fee.

The 30-year-old defender has been linked with potential moves to Bayern Munich and the Saudi Pro League. However, the details of the extension clause remain unclear, typically dependent on factors like the player’s appearances or overall performance assessments.

As Varane’s future at Old Trafford hangs in the balance, discussions between the player and the club are anticipated in the coming weeks. Whether Manchester United decides to extend the contract, negotiate a transfer, or let him leave on a free transfer will likely become clearer in the upcoming transfer windows.

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