The veteran centre-back, who skippers both Los Blancos and La Roja, was forced off in the first half of Tuesday’s 6-0 drubbing of the visitors in Seville, raising concerns that he could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
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He is closing no doors there, saying when asked about a return to his roots: “I don’t real madrid drakt know. Whenever I am asked about Real Madrid I say that it’s a club which gave me everything, it’s always been my home.
He ended up, though, with only 14 yellow cards and two reds ZacharyCh Villarreal Trøje KennithBo in 236 Liga games, a remarkably low tally for a centre back, in stark contrast to Ramos’s 160 yellows in 508 games, with 20 red cards.
Varane’s contract expires in June 2022 and he was not keen on extending his deal. In part, because Madrid did not want to pay him the €12m (£10m/$14m) a season he wanted, but also so he could look elsewhere for adventure and new experiences.