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Varane's Homecoming: Lens Eyes Star Defender

Former World Cup Champion Raphael Varane Could Return to Lens as a Free Agent, Rekindling Club Roots and Leadership Potential

According to reports from Foot Mercato, the 2018 World Cup champion is considering a nostalgic return to his childhood club as a free agent. Raphael Varane, who began his professional career with Lens before achieving global acclaim with Real Madrid, could potentially make a sentimental comeback to the Sang et Or. Varane's journey started with Lens in the 2010-2011 season, where he featured in 24 matches before moving to Real Madrid in a €10 million (£8.6m/$11m) deal.

While Lens would be able to acquire Varane without a transfer fee, his salary demands pose a challenge. Nevertheless, coach Franck Haise has expressed keen interest in reuniting with Varane, praising his qualities both as a player and a leader.

"Raphael Varane could certainly interest me for his skills on the field, leadership qualities, personal attributes, and what he represents. His potential return would make me very happy," Haise remarked ahead of Lens' match against Montpellier.

Varane himself has expressed his desire to finish his career at either Real Madrid,

Manchester United

, or RC Lens, noting that a return to Madrid seems unlikely. Despite interest from other clubs like Tigres, Juventus, and Bayern Munich, Varane is focused on concluding his season with Manchester United on a high note. He aims to contribute to United's efforts in the Premier League against Brighton and the FA Cup final against Manchester City, hoping to add more silverware to his illustrious career.



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