Varane at Inter Miami? MLS defense will never be the same

The French defender could transform Inter Miami's defense and raise the level of the league
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Inter Miami is in advanced talks to bring Raphaël Varane, one of the most decorated defenders in world football, to its ranks. With the transfer window opening on July 10, the Miami club is determined to further strengthen its squad.

Varane, at 31 years old, is a player with a brilliant career, having been developed by Lens and achieving success at Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has accumulated 18 titles with Real Madrid, two with United, and a World Cup with France. His experience and skills are exactly what Inter Miami needs to solidify its defense.

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Currently, Inter Miami boasts the best attack in MLS, but its defense is lacking, conceding an average of 1.5 goals per game. The arrival of Varane could be the solution to these defensive issues. Known for his strength in aerial duels and ability to build play from the back, Varane brings stability and quality that can transform the team.

However, Varane's signing goes beyond improving Inter Miami's defense. It represents a significant shift in the perception of MLS as a competitive and attractive league for top-tier players.

It's true that his stint at Manchester United was not the best, but this does not diminish his value. The environment in Miami, without the crisis that plagued his former club, could be exactly what Varane needs to rediscover his best form. He is expected to be a starter and deliver high-level football, potentially becoming one of the standout defenders in MLS.

MLS has much to gain from Varane's arrival. He will not only strengthen Inter Miami but also inspire young players and attract more fans to the sport in the United States. At a time when American soccer is growing in visibility, the presence of players like Varane is crucial to maintaining this momentum.