Raphael Varane Intent On Staying In Real Madrid – Real Madrid’s young central defender Raphael Varane has spoken of his intention to remain at the club.
The Frenchman’s playing time has reduced since manager Zinedine Zidane joined the club, leading to reports that he might be quitting the Santiago Bernabeu. In a recent press conference however, he stated that he was not planning on leaving.
“Yes, I want to stay here this year. I think everything is here for me to continue my progression,” he said. “I feel loved by the club and by the fans who have always treated me almost like a youth product.
“The best players are here, everything is here for me to keep improving and I’m really enthusiastic about improving. The best is still ahead of me.”
“In life you take decisions, I spoke with the club, I spoke with Zizou and I trust that I’m going to keep improving here and the best of me is still to come,” he said. “In life you take decisions and I’ve chosen to stay here because I want to be here and I want to be in Madrid.”
“Finishing the season without playing in the Champions League final and the European Championship is difficult for me, it’s true,” he said.
“But I want to leave it behind me, I want to move forward and I think that I can keep improving. I love being at a club like Real Madrid, I want to stay here and for a long time.”