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Man United faithful poke fun at Arsenal as bargain Raphael Varane fee revealed

Raphael Varane

 

Manchester United’s supporters have flocked to social media this evening, to have some lighthearted fun at the expense of their Arsenal counterparts.

Varane incoming

It has of course proven another fine day in the life of a Red Devils fan.

As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. go about finally building a squad capable of challenging for major title for years to come, United have all but sewn up the very definition of a statement signing.

The player incoming? Raphael Varane.

As per a host of reliable sources, those in a position of power at Old Trafford are on the verge of pushing a deal for long-time Real Madrid stalwart Varane over the line.

Mere days after the arrival of Jadon Sancho was made official, John Mourtough and co. have thrashed out the details of a long-term contract, to tie one of world football’s finest defenders down until 2026:

Arsenal targeted

Making the latest imminent reinforcement to Solskjaer’s ranks an even more impressive one, though, is the bargain fee which for which Varane is set to arrive in Manchester.

Taking advantage of the Frenchman’s precarious situation in Madrid (current contract is due to expire next year), United managed to swing a deal for an initial fee of just 34 million pounds:

Comparisons with a Premier League rival, set to spend big on a somewhat less glamorous defensive reinforcement of their own, were therefore inevitable.

Arsenal are of course primed to snap up Ben White from Brighton any day now, for a total fee of around £50 million.

It should of course be noted, as outlined above, that Varane’s terms in Spain were due to expire in just 10 months, with the stopper also five years White’s senior, and expected to secure a significantly more lucrative wage packet at Old Trafford.

On the flip-side, though, the soon-to-be former Real Madrid man is a 4-time Champions League winner, and a World Cup champion.

In turn, it should come as little surprise to see the Red Devils faithful, in understandably joyous mood, not quite able to help themselves in poking some lighthearted fun at their Gunners counterparts this evening:

 

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