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Zidane backs Varane for Madrid success

June 24, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Zinedine Zidane has backed Raphael Varane to be a success at Real Madrid and believes he could become the next Laurent Blanc.

• Varane to join Madrid • Lens reject bids for Varane

Defender Varane is expected to complete a move from Lens to the Bernabeu early next week with Zidane, who is an advisor to Madrid president Florentino Perez, instrumental in luring his countryman to Spain.

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