Raphael Varane has spoken out about his Real Madrid future (Getty Images)Raphael Varane insists he is not unhappy at Real Madrid after the defender was linked with a move to Manchester United.
Earlier this week, reports in Spain claimed that the 25-year-old has told his Madrid teammates that he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Varane has been on United’s radar for several years and Jose Mourinho failed with his attempt to lure the France international to Old Trafford.
But speaking after France’s 4-1 win over Moldova on Friday evening, Varane has stressed that he is not pushing for a move away from Madrid.
‘To say that I am not happy at Real Madrid is not true,’ said Varane.
Varane: I can’t say I’m unhappy at Real Madrid (Getty Images)‘I’m at Real Madrid. The biggest club in the world.
‘I’m constantly in a state of challenging myself because the requirement here is that of the highest level.
‘I’m focused on my career. We had a tough time in the middle of the season where we had to fight. I’ve given my all in this shirt and I can be proud of that.
‘I cannot control everything that’s said [in the media]. Many things aren’t right but I can’t say I’m unhappy in Madrid.
‘We had a tough season, it’s the daily routine for players at the top.
‘I’m discreet and the problem when you’re a quiet person is you hear many things but talk little about yourself.’
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