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Raphaël Varane bids emotional farewell to Real Madrid as Manchester United move nears completion.

French Center back, Raphael Varane has said an emotional goodbye to Real Madrid Players, Staff and fans with a move to Manchester United on the cards.

Manchester United announce days ago they have reached an agreement with the Spanish club for the transfer of the defender.

It is believed the move has now been finalized pending confirmation from both clubs and Varane took the little time left to bid farewell to the Bernabeu faithfuls.

The player in his farewell recount his journey to the top having spend 10 good years with arguably the best club in the world before noting it is time to start a new chapter somewhere.

“These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you. After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye.Since I arrived in 2011, together we have exceeded all expectations and achieved things that I could never have dreamed of.”

I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked at the club for everything they have done for me.Many thanks also to all the Madridistas who always gave me a lot of affection and with their great demand they pushed me to give my best and fight for every success.I have had the honor of sharing a dressing room with the best players in the world. Countless victories that I will never forget, especially “La Décima”. I realize that it has been a great privilege to have been able to experience such special moments.

Finally, I want to thank all Spaniards and especially to the city of Madrid, where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me.It has been an incredible journey in every way. I leave with the feeling of having given everything and I will not change a single thing in this story of ours.“A new chapter begins …” Varane stated

Checkout photos of his last visit to Real Madrid’s Training ground below

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