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Liverpool have contacted Raphael Varane’s representatives if recent reports are to be believed.
The Frenchman will be out of contract in the summer of 2022 and Real Madrid have yet to agree to an extension with him.
The Spanish club is believed to be under financial stress due to the Coronavirus pandemic and they could look to cash in on some of their players at the end of the season.
According to Gol JournalLiverpool look to the French international because they have serious doubts about the recovery of Virgil van Dijk.
The Premier League club is apparently unsure whether the Dutchman will be able to regain his best form after the knee injury and are therefore looking to bring in another top-class midfielder.
Apparently, the player also has offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
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Varane has been one of the best defenders in the world in recent years and there is no doubt that the former World Cup winner would be a quality addition to Jurgen Klopp’s four defenders.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool follow suit with a concrete offer at the end of this season. The Frenchman is only 27 years old and has his best years ahead of him. Also, it shouldn’t cost too much either due to the status of your contract.
Varane has the aerial prowess, technical ability and pace to operate Liverpool’s high line and should be able to make an immediate impact if he moves to Anfield.
Even if Van Dijk manages to regain his best form, Varane could join him at the rear. The likes of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are quite injury prone and the Reds could use someone more reliable in terms of availability.
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