Raphael Varane will not be available for Manchester United‘s English Premier League season opener against Leeds United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the deal is not “100 percent done yet”.
After closing deals for Tom Heaton and Jadon Sancho, the English giants announced on July 27 that they had signed a deal with Real Madrid for the 28-year-old defender.
Varane had to get a visa and go into quarantine before receiving medical treatment.
Solskjaer said the final aspects of the deal were not signed before Friday’s registration deadline for the Premier League.
“He has not yet trained with us and all the dots and we are not over the line yet,” said the Manchester United manager.
“Things happen and things take time and unfortunately with the isolation that slowed these things down.
“It’s not 100 percent done yet…I can’t say he’ll be involved tomorrow (Saturday), (but) I can probably say he won’t be (involved) because he hasn’t trained with us.”
When asked what the delay has been and if there is any concern that it will not be completed, Solskjaer said: “It always happens that there are [sic] little things in it.
“But the big delay was of course the isolation and quarantine. He is now in Manchester. Soon it will be ready.”