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Real Madrid announce signing of Lens defender Varane

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Lens defender Raphael Varane.

The 18-year-old centre-back was in Madrid on Monday and passed his medical with the Spanish giants before penning a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.

Madrid announced on their website: "Real Madrid and Lens have reached an agreement for the transfer of the French player Raphael Varane, who will be tied to the club for the next six seasons."

Varane made 23 appearances for Lens last season but could not prevent their relegation to Ligue 2.

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