Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his delight after the Red Devils announced on Tuesday they have reached an agreement in principle with Real Madrid over the transfer of Raphael Varane.
Man Utd and Real Madrid have agreed an initial fee for the 28-year-old, thought to be around £34m, and the French centre-back will become the club's third signing of the summer.
Solskjaer said he is very happy the club has reached an agreement with Real Madrid, and lauded Varane, who he described as a 'proven winner'.
"Of course, very happy that we’ve managed to get a deal with Real Madrid," Solskjaer said, as quoted by Metro. "Medical should hopefully be okay, he's a proven winner, he's a player we've followed for many, many years.
"Sir Alex [Ferguson] was very close to signing him. This time around, we've got him at the other end of his career. He's proved over his old career, what a good person he is, professional and he's won what there is to win.
"I'm very happy getting both our players in. The club shows ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world and one of the most winning centre-backs in the world."