Como set to meet with former Manchester United defender Raphael Varane


Newly promoted Serie A side Como are making ambitious moves in the transfer market, with former Manchester United defender Raphael Varane emerging as their high-profile target. The French international is scheduled to visit Como next week to discuss a potential move to the Italian club.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Varane, who recently left Manchester United as a free agent after his contract expired, will meet with Como officials to learn more about the club’s project and the city’s culture. The 31-year-old defender is reportedly giving serious consideration to the move, indicating his interest in potentially joining the Serie A newcomers.

Como, managed by former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, see Varane as a “dream” signing that could significantly bolster their squad for their upcoming Serie A campaign. The club’s ambition is evident, as they have already secured the signatures of Andrea Belotti and Gabriel Strefezza, and are now setting their sights on the World Cup-winning defender.

During his visit, Varane is expected to tour Como’s headquarters and training facilities, which could play a crucial role in his decision-making process. While Saudi Pro League clubs are also interested in Varane’s services, Como’s unique proposition of playing in one of Europe’s top leagues appears to have piqued the defender’s curiosity.

If successful, Varane’s potential move to Como would mark a significant coup for the club and potentially reshape expectations for their first season back in Serie A.


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