Raphael Varane is arguably one of best young defenders in the world.
He has now become first choice for Real Madrid and is considered to be an important player.
Towards the end of last season the defender proved his worth to Jose Mourinho by contributing a number of world-class displays at the heart of Madrid's back line, and showing great maturity.
Mourinho preferred him ahead of regular Pepe, which speaks volumes in itself.
Varane is only 20-years-old and possesses great physical strength and speed. He played 33 matches for Los Blancos in all competitions last season and featured in many of the important Champions League clashes.
The French international can be regarded as one of the most important properties Real own for the upcoming season. He displayed great maturity in his game last season and now he looks irreplaceable at the club.
In the current window, Real Madrid have added midfielders Isco and Asier Illaramendi to their squad, but do not appear to be worried about their defence as they have already the pairing of Ramos and Varane, who are expected to form a great partnership in the coming season.
Varane has given a new dimension to Madrid's defence with his speed and patience. He has a long career ahead of him and has the ability to dominate defensive positions on the world stage in the near future.
Carlo Ancelotti will be very happy to have such a young talent in their ranks and he will have to ensure he manages him well to mould him into the next big thing in world football.
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