Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane said he aspires to play with the best players as the Frenchman addressed speculation linking Kylian Mbappe to the La Liga giants.
Mbappe has been tipped to leave Ligue 1 champions PSG for Laliga holders Real Madrid, with the France star yet to re-sign in Paris as his contract expires in 2022.PSG remain in discussions with Mbappe who celebrated his 100th Ligue 1 goal on Sunday over a new deal.Varane was asked about France team-mate Kylian Mbappe ahead of Wednesday’s world cup qualifier at home to Ukraine, and he told Europe 1.
“He’s still young, but he’s already progressed enormously and he continues to evolve.”He’s becoming more and more complete and he’s still a goalscorer, he’s one of the greats.
“I aspire to play with the best players and Kylian Mbappe is of the best player in Europe.’ Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his desire to work with countryman Mbappe at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Zidane’s future in the Spanish capital has been debated amid talk he could leave Madrid at the end of his contract in 2022.Zidane returned to Real Madrid in 2019 after exiting a year earlier, having guided Los Blanco’s to three consecutive champions league titles and Laliga glory.
Taking charge of France has long been mooted, with Dider Deschamps Les Bleus contract due to expire after the 2022 world cup in Qatar.
“It’s a possibility,” Raphael Varane said of former International and 1998 world cup winner Zidane coaching his native France.”The French national team is a target for every French coach,It’s normal that he’s potentially considered but it’s not something relavant now.”our coach Deschamps is doing a very good job and we must focus on our short-term goals: clinching our presence in the world cup and then the Euros