Real Madrid management are delighted with the progress of Raphael Varane.

The French defender was again impressive in victory over Rayo Vallecano.

Real No2 Aitor Karanka said: "He's been having a spectacular season and all of us are surprised at the maturity with which he plays and participates and which he transmits to the team. He fits right in and his level of play is good for the team and his competitiveness. He has a spectacular future ahead and should go on improving and progressing."