Manchester United have since reached agreement with Real Madrid for the signing of Raphael Varane.
The 28-year-old centre-back joins Manchester United after having spent 10 years with the Los Blancos.
With Varane on his way to Old Trafford, he has now sent an emotional goodbye message to the fans at Real Madrid as he looks forward to his journey with Manchester United.
“These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you,” Varane said in his farewell speech.
“After ten incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the time has come to say goodbye.
“Since I arrived in 2011, together we have exceeded all expectations and achieved things that I could never have dreamed of.
“I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked at the club for everything they have done for me.
“Many thanks also to all the Madridistas who always gave me a lot of affection and with their great demand they pushed me to give my best and fight for every success.
“I have had the honour of sharing a dressing room with the best players in the world. Countless victories that I will never forget, especially “La Décima”.
“I realise that it has been a great privilege to have been able to experience such special moments.
“Finally, I want to thank all Spaniards and especially to the city of Madrid, where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me.
“It has been an incredible journey in every way. I leave with the feeling of having given everything and I will not change a single thing in this story of ours. A new chapter begins…”
Varane is Manchester United’s third signing of the summer, and the France International comes with a lot of experience, having won the World Cup, four Champions League medals and three La Liga titles.