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Varane: why I hung up on Zinedine Zidane at his first call

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/05/2017

Varane: why I hung up on Zinedine Zidane at his first call

Raphael Varane revealed he once hung up the call on Zidane Zidane when he was in Lens, which means it takes more than a call to get the young French defender on the books of Real Madrid in 2011.

Varane has been a major component of Zinedine Zidane’s team, the defender has also made 41 appearances for Los Blancos and he is considered as one of the greatest defenders in world football.

According to Varane, who spoke on a Real Madrid TV documentary about his time in the Spanish capital, his dream move to the Bernabeu could have nearly collapsed.

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Zidane as at that time was the special adviser to Real Madrid, it was the French legend that called Varane on the phone if not the young defender could have blasted the chance to join Real Madrid.

The Real legend was tasked with calling the young French teenager - given that he could speak his language - to secure a deal.

However, Zidane failed in his approach for a pretty hilarious reason.

"I answered the phone not knowing who it was," Varane told Real Madrid TV.

"I kept listening because I recognised his voice, and that it was Zidane.

"I told him we'd talk some other time, that I couldn't talk at that very moment because I was studying for university entrance exams.

"People later said I was crazy because I hung up on Zidane when he was trying to sign me."

The young defender is termed to be one of the most fortunate defenders in the world.