Real Madrid have four really full back players and this situation could turn out in a problem. Sergio Ramos and Pepe ended up the season playing really good and leading the team to the 11th Champions League. On the other hand, Nacho and Varane didn’t have many opportunities and both could leave the club this summer.
Nacho has several offers from Roma, Valencia and Sevilla and he knows it would be very difficult to have minutes next season at Real Madrid. A similar situation has Varane, who is thinking about his future, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Varane didn’t play any minute in the quarter-finals and semi-finals in Champions League. Pepe and Sergio Ramos were the chosen ones for these crucial games of the season. Afterwards, he got injured and he missed the Champions League final and the Euro.
Zinedine Zidane has said several times that Varane is a great player and he should stay in the squad. However, the defender has doubts because he’s been on the bench in several games and would like to have the same role as in the French national team.
He’s been the captain in France and has been a key player from the World Cup until the Euro despite his injuries. Now he has to see his national team play the Euro at home after he missed as well some key games this year.
Raphael Varane enjoyed a lot of minutes at the beginning of the season with Rafael Benítez. With the injuries he was losing confidence and Pepe won the battle for the position. However, the numbers show that Varane has played more games than Pepe.
Varane knows he will have a lot of offers this summer. Manchester United is especially interested on signing the Frenchman. José Mourinho always liked Varane and will be very keen on bringing him to Old Trafford. Now Varane has to decide whether to stay or leave.