David Beckham ‘keen to lure Raphael Varane to Inter Miami after defender’s Man United exit’ as he looks to add to squad of superstars including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

David Beckham is keen to sign Raphael Varane at Inter Miami this summer after the defender’s Manchester United exit, according to reports.

Varane, 31, departed Old Trafford after his contract expired at the end of the season and remains a free agent as several clubs weigh up a move for him.

According to The Mirror, the centre back has been sounded out about joining Inter Miami, where he would link up with both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

 

Barcelona greats Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba are also at the Chase Stadium, having been lured to the United States to join Beckham’s star-studded franchise.

Varane moved to United from Real Madrid in July 2021 for an initial fee of £34million and made 93 appearances but left amicably after a string of injuries.

David Beckham is keen to sign Raphael Varane at Inter Miami after his Manchester United exit
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David Beckham is keen to sign Raphael Varane at Inter Miami after his Manchester United exit

Beckham is said to be hopeful of adding Varane to his team of superstars at the Florida club


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Beckham is said to be hopeful of adding Varane to his team of superstars at the Florida club

He is said to have cost the Red Devils £85m in transfer fees and wages during his three campaigns, in which he made just 68 Premier League appearances.

But despite this, Beckham is said to be ready to hand the former France international another sizeable payday in his bid to boost the profile of his Florida-based club.

Inter Miami are top of the MLS table after 20 games and would be able to snap up Varane outside of the transfer window – which is open from July 18 to August 14.

Varane proved a popular figure during his time at United and won the Carabao Cup in 2023 before lifting the FA Cup on his final appearance for the club last season.

Ahead of the 2-1 victory against Manchester City at Wembley, he had confirmed he would be leaving in an emotional video message recorded for supporters.

Should Varane join, he would play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez
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Should Varane join, he would play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

Varane endured an injury-hit spell at United but won both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup
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Varane endured an injury-hit spell at United but won both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup

‘It’s been an amazing few years to play for this special club and wearing that shirt,’ Varane said. ‘The first time I went to Old Trafford as a Manchester United player was insane, the atmosphere was amazing.

‘When the fans go to Wembley it’s something they remember for life. To share that moment with them [winning the Carabao Cup] was absolutely amazing.

‘Despite the fact we had a difficult season, I’m very positive for the future.

‘The new owners are coming with a clear plan and a great strategy. I’ll see you at Old Trafford to say goodbye for the last game at home this season [against Newcastle] and it’s going to be a very emotional day for me, for sure.’

Varane spent 10 years at Real Madrid, where he won three LaLiga titles, three Champions Leagues, three Spanish Super Cups and the Copa del Rey.

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