sport news Real Madrid's Varane is a 'top, top signing' for Man Utd, says Evra

sport news Real Madrid's Varane is a 'top, top signing' for Man Utd, says Evra
sport news Real Madrid's Varane is a 'top, top signing' for Man Utd, says Evra
Patrice Evra insists Raphael Varane is a 'top, top signing for Man United' and his speed, anticipation and calmness on the ball reminds him of Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand  Manchester United are on the verge of signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid  The 28-year-old Frenchman is set to join the Red Devils for $58million  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been chasing a defender to partner Harry Maguire  Varane will be United's second major summer signing after Jadon Sancho  Raphael Varane is a 'top, top signing' for Manchester United, according to Evra

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Raphael Varane is a 'top, top signing' for Manchester United, according to Patrice Evra, who says the Real Madrid defender reminds him of his old team-mate Rio Ferdinand. 

United are set to announce the £42million deal for Varane, with the Frenchman on the verge of becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's third arrival of a busy summer transfer window for the club after Jadon Sancho was signed for £73million earlier this month

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Former left-back Evra, who played 273 times for the club, has also been a long-time admirer of his 28-year-old compatriot.

And he is in no doubt Varane bears similarities to Red Devils legend Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles and the Champions League at Old Trafford between 2002 and 2014. 

Evra played alongside Ferdinand in defence for eight years, between 2006 and 2014

Evra played alongside Ferdinand in defence for eight years, between 2006 and 2014

Varane's £42 move to Manchester United from Real Madrid is imminent

Rio Ferdinand was known for his technical ability, skill and confidence on the ball

Evra says Varane reminds him of Rio Ferdinand because of his speed and anticipation 

The former United left-back told The Athletic: 'Varane reminds me of Rio Ferdinand. Great with the ball,

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