Sagnol reveals that Bayern rejected Varane in 2011
This is recognized by Willy Sagnol, current coach, who wore the clothing of the Bavarian team and who was also a defense. The Frenchman explained what happened through the following statements granted to the German media Fussball Transfers: “One day a friend called me and said, ‘You have to take a look at a super interesting young man. Immediately, I saw how mature Varane was. When I passed everything to the club, they told me it was still too expensive for a young man. 18 years old. Two months later, Varane went to Madrid for 10 million. ‘”This story occurred in the midst of rebuilding Bayern, after Louis van Gaal’s project failed. The Munich club gave the team controls to Heynckes, precursor of signings such as Rafinha Alcántara, Manuel Neuer … or Jerome Boateng, in the end, replacement for the ill-fated incorporation of Varane. 50 million was spent by Bayern in that market. Judging by the level the French central defender has reached at Real Madrid, perhaps more than one have questioned that decision. There are times when small gestures can have unimaginable consequences in the future. Acts that seem insignificant but that, with the passage of time, it becomes clear that they should not have been overlooked. Something like this has happened to Bayern Munich with Raphael Varane.The French central defender of Real Madrid has been in the elite for years. Forming, along with his teammate and captain, Sergio Ramos, the undisputed duo that season after season governs the defense of the white team. Nevertheless, history could change a lot in 2011, when he changed to French Lens for the Santiago Bernabéu team. And is that The German champion was very close to making his transfer that same year.