Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Man Utd willing to swap de Gea for Real Madrid star Kroos

Man Utd willing to swap de Gea for Real Madrid star Kroos

Prizing Varane away from a side that, in spite of their La Liga troubles this season, still knows more about navigating the Champions League than anyone else would be hard - especially when the alternative is playing for a team that capitulated against a La Liga opponent be probably views with the same disinterest as we do with, say, Newcastle United.

The European champions progressed into the Champions League quarter finals last week after cruising past Paris Saint Germain in the round of 16.

His progress has always been admired by Jose Mourinho, who signed him for Real from Lens in 2011.

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Asked if Mourinho spoke to him about joining Manchester United, the Frenchman told Cadena SER: "No, not directly".

'There were contacts, but not directly'.

And Mourinho could go back in the market for another centre-back in the summer and Varane could be a target.

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"One day when I leave, the next Manchester United manager will find here Lukaku, Matic, of course De Gea from many years ago", he said.

Varane added: "I feel more comfortable with fast players because I try to control the depth". It is pure power.

'When they are stronger I try to pass in front, that I can not play.

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"Lukaku, for example. He is the strongest forward in the world". "They will find players with a different mentality, quality, background, with a different status, know-how. I hope that it happens but the other strikers have been playing well for longer than me, I'm just starting out".

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