French defender Raphael Varane has been one of the key-men in the conquer of La Decima, the 10th Champions League trophy that Real Madrid won in a thrilling final against Atletico Madrid.
He arrived to Madrid in the summer of 2011, when ex Chelsea manager José Mourinho was in charge, and soon became an important player for them.
Under Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti he was always in the starting XI – when fit- but in this season his playing time was reduced, both under Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane, who was one of his mentors at his arrival in Spain.
Now the French star is not sure to about his future and he’s ready to move elsewhere if Real Madrid could not guarantee him a regular playing time in the future.
“I would like to play every game,” Varane toldL’Equipe.
“The coach knows what I want, but it’s up to him to make the decisions.
“I’ve spent five years playing with the best and I’ve never lost heart. without strength of character it’s impossible to stay at Real Madrid.
“It’s pointless making long-term plans in football. I’m happy in Madrid. I want to keep improving to go to the next level.
“We’ll see how my situation develops, but I’m not having any headaches over it anyway.”
Due to this situation two English top clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United already eyed the soon 23 years old and are keen to place a bid on him in the summer transfer window.
With José Mourinho being the first candidate to be Louis Van Gaal‘s successor at Man United it’s possible Varane would choose to move to Old Trafford, but Chelsea has been targeting him for at least one year and already held talks with his entourage last summer.
Real Madrid are ready to ask around € 35m ( £ 30m) for their French star.