Official: Varane to have knee surgery

Raphael Varane will miss the Copa del Rey final and will be out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury.

The French defender limped out of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Saturday, with initial reports suggesting that the youngster will be out for some time.

And Los Blancos have officially confirmed this afternoon that the 19-year-old will be out of the cup final next Friday with Atletico Madrid, and will also be sidelined for the remaining two games of the campaign.

Varane will undergo surgery for torn meniscus in his right knee, and is expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

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