Raphael Varane considering Real Madrid departure according to his brother and agent

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Raphael Varane has already had a career that most professional footballers could only dream of and the Frenchman is still only 25 years of age.

The Real Madrid defender has won two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey, four Club World Cup's, four Champions League trophies and a World Cup.

To be able to boast a trophy cabinet like this before Varane has even reached his prime is simply astonishing.

It's a fair argument to say that any transfer away from Real Madrid is a demotion, but a new country and a plethora of new trophies to win is something that could lure the Frenchman away.

Real Madrid are extremely unlikely to pick up any silverware this season, and with 268 games to his name wearing the Los Blancos shirt, Varane could see this as an opportune time to depart.

Unsurprisingly a player of Varane's quality has attracted some interest from some of the best clubs in Europe.

Manchester United are heavily rumoured to be looking to splash a considerable amount of money to land a world-class defender.

Meanwhile, a potential reunion for Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the cards at Juventus, with long-serving defensive stalwart Giorgio Chiellini in the twilight of his career.

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French football agent Bruno Satin - whilst on French television show, Late Football Club - said that according to Varane's brother, Anthony, the defender feels he has done all he can do in the Spanish capital.

"I spoke recently with Anthony, and we discussed a little bit about the state of the market, so to speak," Satin said.

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"I think at this moment in his career he is having a profound reflection, I don't think he has fully decided to leave Real Madrid.

He is thinking about it because he has won everything that you can at Real, because he feels like he has the feeling that he has done what was to be done over there, and there could be a new cycle."

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