Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskajer Reveals Reason Behind Raphael Varane Transfer Delay

By Amreen
Varane is yet to be officially announced as a Man United player
Varane is yet to be officially announced as a Man United player / Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reason behind Raphael Varane's transfer delay despite Manchester United agreeing a deal with Real Madrid.

The Red Devils announced last month they had reached an agreement with Los Blancos to sign Varane in a deal worth £34m. The Frenchman completed his medical at United's Carrington training base earlier this week, but the club have yet to officially announce his transfer, and Solskjaer has explained why.

The United boss said: "He's not trained with us, and all the dots on the is and crossed the ts [haven't happened] yet. Things happen and things take time and unfortunately with the isolation has delayed these things, it's not 100% done, I can say he probably won't be because he's not trained with us.

“It always happens that there are little things, the big hold up was the isolation and quarantine, he's been in Manchester now, hopefully it'll be done soon.”

However, Solskjaer did admit that United's second new signing, Jadon Sancho, will definitely play a role in their first game of the new season against Leeds United. “Jadon is going to be involved, definitely,” he added.

“He's had a good week, unfortunately, he was ill after his holiday, we lost out on a few days of training with him but he's gelled really well with the group and has looked sharper than expected. I can't tell you if he'll start.”