Saudi giants set to splash the cash on Man Utd star in mega money move

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Raphael Varane’s rollercoaster ride at Manchester United could be taking a lavish turn as Al-Nassr, backed by Saudi billions, is set to make him an offer that’s hard to resist.

The Daily Star reports that with a staggering £50m-a-year deal on the table, the Saudi Pro League powerhouses aim to pair him up with Cristiano Ronaldo once more, igniting dreams of a superstar reunion.

Owned by the ultra-wealthy Prince Faisal bin Turki, Al-Nassr’s ambitions signal a golden handshake for Varane, who’s found life tough under Erik ten Hag at United.

Despite his glittering past, including a World Cup victory and a trophy-laden era at Real Madrid, Varane has struggled for form and fitness, leading to a surprising sidelining at United.

With the Red Devils not keen on extending his current £340,000-a-week contract, the stage is set for Varane to potentially swap Manchester’s grey skies for the glitzy allure of Saudi football, marking another high-profile move to the rapidly growing league.