Varane: Pogba and Hazard good for Real Madrid
Pogba and Hazard could play for Madrid, says Varane.
Raphael Varane has talked the possibility of the duo of Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba joining Real Madrid next season.
The future of both Pogba and Hazard are unclear at Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, as the two have on numerous occasions, openly courted the Spanish club.
While Hazard is reportedly said to make it official of his intent to join Madrid after next week Europa Cup final meeting with Arsenal, there are still some grey areas concerning Pogba, who is interested in working with childhood idol Zinedine Zidane, but Man U are looking at making the Frenchman their captain for next season.
Varane, who has made it known of his intent to stay put at Bernabeu amidst a frustrating season and the expected arrival of €50m Eder Militao from Porto, said both Pogba and Hazard could play for Madrid.
On Pogba, in an interview with Marca, Varane said, “I can’t say what we speak about, but he’s a great player who could play for Madrid.
“There’s a lot of competition here, it’s a possibility, we’ll see where he is in August.”
On Hazard, the France defender continued: “I’ve known him since I started at Lens. He’s a top player and he could play for Madrid.
“He’s in the best run of his career and at his age he has the ability to play here. When we played him in the World Cup we had a special plan to stop him.”
Real Madrid announced Luka Jovic as their second acquisition for the 2019-20 season last week and the Serbian forward is to battle Karim Benzema for a starting berth
Benzema having being criticised in the past, was unarguably Madrid’s best player in the 2018-19 season, as he scored 30 goals in 53 appearances.
Varane said he was happy for the striker, who he believed had the best season of his career.
The former Lens player added: “To play for Real Madrid for ten years requires mental strength and ability. He’s very talented. He knows himself well, knows what he has to do and he’s had a good season, maybe the best of his career.
“I’m very happy for him.”