The postponement of the starting age to 64, very little for him. Defender Raphaël Varane will hang up the blue tunic for good, at only 29 years old, several media announced on Thursday. The Manchester United player had been selected 93 times and was a pillar of Didier Deschamps’ France team.
Varane was however tipped to take over the captain’s armband after the retirement of temple goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on January 9. An announcement followed a few days later by that of another experienced goalkeeper, Steve Mandanda.
Released exhausted before the end of the match in the World Cup final against Argentina, Raphaël Varane highlights mental and physical wear. He would like to spend more time with his family, according to The Parisian.
The native of Lille proved to be very young at the highest level, breaking through at barely 17 under the colors of Lens, before leaving the following year for Real Madrid.