Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane has stated that he will be staying on at the Spanish giants following fruitful talks with the club’s manager, Zinedine Zidane.
The defender, who has lately been plagued with injury, which ruled him out of the UEFA Champions League final and the UEFA Euro Championships admitted he had thought of leaving.
He will be looking to get a starting berth in Zidane’s team ahead of Portuguese international Pepe, who has partnered skipper Sergio Ramos on most occasions and he is banking on the manager’s trust.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the defender, who joined the team from Lens in 2011 promised to continue working hard and improving.
“I talked with him a lot and he trusts me so it’s one of the reasons I stayed. I made the decision to stay, the right decision.
“I’ll continue to improve and I want this to be a good season for me and to be at my best,” he said.
News of Varane being unsettled at Madrid had alerted Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho but he has already signed Eric Bailly who plays in the same position as Varane.