Zinedine Zidane speaks on Varane's future at the club
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Zinedine Zidane speaks on Varane's future at the club

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has warned Manchester United and any other side interested in defender Raphael Varane, saying the center back is key to the group and part of his plans.

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"It's not just me [who wants to keep him]," the Real Madrid boss told reporters ahead of today’s LaLiga clash with Villarreal.

"He is part of this club, we were very lucky to be able to bring him to Madrid.

"He has a great career, he's achieved a lot since he's been here. Of course, he is untransferable for the club, for the coach that I am, for people in general.

"That's clear and unambiguous. Now we can't stop people from talking. They're not just talking about Varane, but about all the players, Real Madrid ones and others. But for Varane, my position is clear, and it's the same as the club's position."

Numbers and stats

Varane has made eight LaLiga appearances this term and 10 across all competitions for Spanish champions Madrid.

He has more clearances (27), headed clearances (13), and blocks (4) than Sergio Ramos in the Spanish top flight this term, while also boasting of an 80 percent tackle success rate and 30 duels won.

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